J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 46, Numéro C10, Décembre 1985Eighth International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids
|Page(s)||C10-67 - C10-70|
J. Phys. Colloques 46 (1985) C10-67-C10-70
ANELASTIC RELAXATION IN IRRADIATED Cu-BeL.E. REHN1, H. WIEDERSICH1 and A.V. GRANATO2
1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, U.S.A.
2 Department of Physics and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.
Ultrasonic velocity measurements were made after thermal neutron irradiation of single-crystal Cu specimens containing 700 or 3700 appm Be. Ultrasonic attenuation was measured in similar specimens after 3 MeV electron irradiation. Three anelastic relaxation processes due to self-interstitial-Be complexes were observed. Cu-Be 1 was found to occur near liquid helium temperature ; the temperature dependence of the velocity change suggests that reorientation of the Cu-Be 1 complex may involve quantum mechanical tunneling. Cu-Be 2 produced an attenuation peak at ~2.5 K at a frequency of 10 MHz. Cu-Be 3 appeared simultaneously with 2 as a shoulder on the high temperature side of the 2.5 K attenuation peak.