Dissolution of carbon-vacancy complexes in Fe-C alloys

Milan Konstantinovic, Lorenzo Malerba

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The properties of carbon-vacancy clusters were studied on the basis of mechanical relaxation experiments in Fe-C alloys with a variety of carbon concentrations, providing at the same time the conditions for vacancies to be out of equilibrium. The observed relaxation peaks were assigned to the dissolution of different carbon-vacancy clusters, according to their activation energies and relaxation strengths, which are found to be in the correct energy range according to density functional calculations available from the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number053602
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Materials
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2017

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