In this work, a W-TiC-Y2O3 composite was successfully prepared using a wet chemical method, and the thermal shock behavior of the composite was studied under a laser beam. The influence of the thermal shock of the laser-beamed W-TiC-Y2O3 composite on the radiation damage behavior of helium ions was also explored. The results show that after laser beam thermal shock, the W-TiC-Y2O3 composite exhibited ablation and remelting in the molten region. Three different morphologies were observed on the material surface after thermal shock: molten zone, heat-affected zone and unaffected zone. Second-phase agglomeration occurred in the heat-affected zone. After helium irradiation, nanotendrils are formed in the unaffected area and the heat-affected area. However, the degree of irradiation damage in the melting zone is much lighter. This is mainly due to the columnar structure in melting zone.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering