Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 374–378 | Cite as

Inhibition of diffusion creep in copper by dissolved oxygen

  • E. D. Hondros
  • C. R. Lake


It is proposed that under certain conditions, diffusion creep may be interface-controlled. Evidence is presented for copper with oxygen in solid solution, in which conditions oxygen chemisorbs at interfaces, and reduces their effectiveness as sources and sinks for vacancies, thereby slowing down diffusion creep. In addition, in conditions where the surface oxide is stable, inhibition of diffusion creep is even more pronounced.


Oxide Oxygen Polymer Copper Solid Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Hondros
    • 1
  • C. R. Lake
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Inorganic and Metallic StructureNational Physical LaboratoryTeddingtonUK

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