Design of radiation tolerant materials via interface engineering

Weizhong Han, Michael J. Demkowicz, Nathan A. Mara, Engang Fu, Subhasis Sinha, Anthony D. Rollett, Yongqiang Wang, John S. Carpenter, Irene J. Beyerlein, Amit Misra

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A novel interface engineering strategy is proposed to simultaneously achieve superior irradiation tolerance, high strength, and high thermal stability in bulk nanolayered composites of a model face-centered-cubic (Cu)/body-centered-cubic (Nb) system. By synthesizing bulk nanolayered Cu-Nb composites containing interfaces with controlled sink efficiencies, a novel material is designed in which nearly all irradiation-induced defects are annihilated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6975-6979
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 23 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • interface
  • irradiation tolerance
  • nanolayered composite
  • sink efficiency
  • thermal stability


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