Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 3, pp 1487–1494 | Cite as

Study of structural changes for STS 316L using the positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy

  • Yeoryeong Jeon
  • Young Rang UhmEmail author
  • Gwang Min Sun
  • Bo-Young Han
  • Jaegi Lee
  • Hyeon Min Lee
  • Junhyun Kwon
  • Yongmin Kim


The defects due to extrusion strengths and the temperature dependent deformities for low carbon stainless steel (STS 316L) were investigated using positron annihilation spectroscopy. The defects were restored after tempering at 700 °C. The gradients of the peak on the positron annihilation lifetime spectrum for a sample annealed at 700 °C is increased compared to the as extruded sample. In addition, we calculated the trapping rate and bulk lifetime based on the theoretical model. Both values are decreased, as the extrusion strengths are reduced. All annealed samples showed reduced trapping rate and bulk lifetime, comparing with as extruded samples.


Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) Positron annihilation lifetime spectrum (PALS) STS316L 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (NRF-2017M2A2A6A05018529) and by the R&D program of Korea Atomic Energy Research (KAERI).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neutron and Radioisotope Application Research DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Advanced Materials Research DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Radiological ScienceDaegu Catholic UniversityGyeongsan-siRepublic of Korea

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