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Determination of Particle Size Distribution in a Dispersion Hardened Nickel Alloy Using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering

  • R. W. Gould (a1) and S. R. Bates (a1)


It has been recently shown that particle size distributions can be determined from small angle x-ray scattering data. Size distributions have previously been measured in aluminum-zinc and aluminum-silver alloys containing spherical Guinier-Preston zones. Inorder to obtain the size distribution it is only necessary to calculate the Guinier radius and the Porod radius.

Dispersion hardened nickel alloys containing small spherical particles of thoria appear to be amenable to this type of analysis. A nickel-20% chromium-2% ThO2 alloy was selected for this study. The particle size distribution obtained by small angle x-ray scattering is compared with the transmission electron microscopy results found in the literature.



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Determination of Particle Size Distribution in a Dispersion Hardened Nickel Alloy Using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering

  • R. W. Gould (a1) and S. R. Bates (a1)


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