• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 36, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Change in Dislocation Structure and Phase Composition of 1565Ч Alloy Exposed to Ion Irradiation (Cu + Pb)


Background/Objectives: Using electron microscopy, it was revealed that exposure to ion irradiation (Cu + Pb) with an energy of 35 keV of samples sized 25 x 25 x 3 mm of 1565ч industrial aluminum alloy after cold rolling, leads to a significant narrowing of the boundaries of intragranular cellular dislocation structure and increase in the extent of its regularity. Methods/Statistical Analysis: We have studied samples of 1565ч alloy sized 25 x 25 mm2 cut from non-clad sheets of a thickness of 3 mm, a change in the structure of cold-worked 1565ч alloy exposed to the beams of accelerated ions (Cu + Pb) with an energy of 30 keV at the densities of ion current of 100, 200 and 300 µA/cm2 and irradiation doses of 1016 and 1017 cm-2. Irradiation with pulsed beams of ions (Cu + Pb) was conducted at the setup for ion beam implantation equipped with ion source based on plasma arc in vacuo. Electron microscopic study by the method of thin foils was conducted at JEM-2100 transmission electron microscope. Findings: It was found that irradiation of cold-worked clad 1565ч alloy with copper and lead ions does not lead to a fundamental change in its structure compared to the structure existing in the deformed condition: cellular dislocation structure remains. With increase in ion current density and irradiation dose, the cellular structure becomes more regular – well-formed cells are observed throughout almost the entire volume of the sample. The average width of dislocation-free regions reaches 2.5 µm at the width of the boundaries not exceeding 0.6 µm. The effect of accelerated ions (Cu + Pb) (E = 30 keV, j = 100 µA/cm2) on the alloy without the cladding layer even at a dose of 1016 cm-2 leads to formation of the developed subgrain structure in initially deformed alloy. The average size of subgrains with interlacements of dislocations varies in the range of 0.6 – 2.2 µm. In other words, a polygonal structure forms in the alloy similar to the structure forming at the initial stages of recrystallization annealing. Applications/Improvements: This applies to many industries associated with the development of high-tech and energy-saving technologies as well as addressing environmental problems.
Keywords: Aluminum Alloy, Ion Implantation, Ions (Cu + Pb), Microstructure, Phase Composition


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