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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 640217, 6 pages
Research Article

Application of Resonant Nuclear Reactions for Studying the Diffusion of Nitrogen and Silicon in Ti-Modified Stainless Steel

Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India

Received 1 April 2011; Revised 13 June 2011; Accepted 17 June 2011

Academic Editor: Adam Georg Balogh

Copyright © 2012 J. Arunkumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Resonant nuclear reaction analysis can be used for the study of diffusion behaviour of minor alloying elements in reactor structural materials. In the present paper, and reactions have been used to profile the ion-implanted and in D9 alloy (titanium-modified austenitic stainless steel). The diffusion coefficients at various temperatures have been estimated from the broadening of the implantation profiles during thermal annealing, and the activation energies are deduced.