Publications (peer-reviewed):

  1. R. Schoell, D. Frazer, C. Zheng, P. Hosemann, D. Kaoumi, In Situ Micro-Pillar Compression Tests of 304 Stainless Steel after Ion Irradiation and Helium Implantation, The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM), 2020
  1. J. Qiu, D. Macdonald, N. Li, R. Schoell, D. Kaoumi, P. Hosemann, An electrochemical impedance spectroscopic study of oxide films in liquid metal, JOM, 2020
  1. X.T. Fang, G.Z. He, C. Zheng, X.L. Ma, D. Kaoumi, Y.T. Zhu, Effect of Heterostructure on the Strength and Ductility of Brass, Acta Materialia, 2020
  1. M. C. Remillieux,1 D. Kaoumi, Y. Ohara, M. A. Stuber Geesey, L. Xi, R. Schoell (student), C. R. Bryan, D. G. Enos, D. A. Summa, B. E. Anderson, Z. Shayer, Detecting and Imaging Stress Corrosion Cracking in Stainless Steel with Application to Inspecting Storage Canisters for Spent Nuclear Fuel, Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation International (NDT&E Int.),109 (2020) 102180
  1. C. Zheng, , E. R. Reese, K. G. Field, E. Marquis, S. A. Maloy, D. Kaoumi, “Microstructure response of ferritic/martensitic steel HT9 after neutron irradiation: effect of temperature”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 528 (2020) 151845
  1. C. Barr, O. El-Atwani, D. Kaoumi, K. Hattar. “Interplay Between Grain Boundaries and Radiation Damage”, JOM, 2019
  1. C. Zheng, E. R. Reese, K. G. Field, E. Marquis, S. A. Maloy, D. Kaoumi, “Microstructure response of ferritic/martensitic steel HT9 after neutron irradiation: effect of dose”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 523 (421-433), 2019
  1. D. Kaoumi, V. Jammot, “Insights into the plastic behavior of irradiated metals through in-situ TEM experiments: formation and evolution of defect-free channels”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 523, p. 33-42, 2019
  1. C. Marsh, R. Schoell, D. Kaoumi, “Environmental effect on mechanical properties of a gamma-prime strengthened nickel-based alloy: Effect of the surface oxidation and formation of gamma-prime free zones”, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, 752, p. 136–144, 2019
  1. C. Zheng, R. Schoell, P. Hosemann, D. Kaoumi, Irradiation-Enhanced Precipitation in PH 13 8 Mo maraging steel Corrax, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 514, p. 255-265, 2019
  1. C. Zheng, Jia-Hong Ke, S. Maloy, D. Kaoumi, Correlation of In-situ TEM Observation and Microchemistry Analysis of Radiation-Induced Precipitation and Segregation in Ion Irradiated Ferritic/Martensitic Steel HT9, Scripta Materialia, 162, p. 460-464, 2019
  1. C. Zheng, S. Maloy, D. Kaoumi, “Dose effect on the irradiation induced loop density and burgers vector in Ion irradiated F/M steel HT9”, Philosophical Magazine, 98 (26), p. 2440-2456, 2018
  1. J. Liu, D. Kaoumi, “Use of In-Situ TEM to Characterize the Deformation-Induced Martensitic Transformation in 304 Stainless Steel at Cryogenic Temperature”, Journal of Materials Characterization, 136, 331-336, 2018
  1. D. Kaoumi, J. Liu, “Deformation Induced Martensitic Transformation in 304 Stainless Steel: In-situ versus Ex-situ Characterization”, Journal of Materials Science & Engineering A, 715, p. 73-82, 2018
  1. C. Zheng, D. Kaoumi, “Void swelling and radiation-induced segregation & precipitation in Dual Beam irradiated Ferritic/Martensitic HT9 steel”, Materials Characterization 134, 152–162, 2017
  1. C. Marsh, D. Kaoumi, “Serrated Tensile Flow in Inconel X750 Sheets: Effect of Heat Treatment”, Materials Science & Engineering A, 707, p. 136–147, 2017
  1. Ce Zheng, M. A. Auger, M. P Moody, D. Kaoumi, Radiation induced segregation and precipitation behavior in self-ion irradiated Ferritic/Martensitic HT9 steel; Journal of Nuclear Materialsv 491, p 162-176, 2017
  1. C. Marsh, S. Depinoy, D. Kaoumi, “Effect of Heat Treatment on the Temperature Dependence of the Fracture Behavior of X-750 alloy”, Materials Science & Engineering A, v 677, p 474-484, 2016.
  1. Z. Huang, M.D. Abad, M. Rebelo de Figueiredo, D. Kaoumi, N. Li, M. Astad, N. Gronbech-Jensen, P. Hosemann, “A high temperature nanoindentation study on PH 13-8 Mo maraging steel”, Materials Science & Engineering Av. 651, 2016.
  1. T.R. Allen, D. Kaoumi, J. Wharry, L. Barnard, A. Certain, K. Field, Z. Jiao, G. S. Was, D. L. Morgan, A. T. Motta, C. Topbasi, B. D. Wirth, Y. Yang, “Characterization of Microstructure and Property Evolution in Advanced Cladding and Duct: Materials exposed to High Dose and Elevated Temperature”, Journal of Materials Researchv 30, n 9, p 1246-1274, 2015.
  1. D. Catalini, D. Kaoumi (corresponding author), T. Reynolds, and G. Grant, “Dispersoid distribution and microstructure in Fe-Cr-Al ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened alloy prepared by Friction Consolidation”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions Av 46, n 10, p 4730-4739, July 9, 2015.
  1. C. Topbasi, D. Kaoumi, A. T. Motta, M. A. Kirk, “Microstructural Evolution in NF616 (P92) and 9Cr0.1C-Model Alloy under Heavy Ion Irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materialsv 466, p 179-186, 2015
  1. H. Vo, A. Reichardt, C. Howard, M.D. Abad, D. Kaoumi, P. Chou, P. Hosemann, “Small Scale Mechanical Testing on Proton Beam Irradiated 304 SS from Room Temperature to Reactor Operation Temperature”, Journal of Materials, p1-6, 2015.


  1. D. Kaoumi, T. Gautier, J. Adamson, M. Kirk, Using In-Situ TEM to Characterize the Microstructure evolution of Metallic Systems under External Solicitation, Microscopy and Microanalysis, v. 21 S3, 2015.
  1. D. Kaoumi, K. Hrutkay, “Tensile deformation behavior and microstructure evolution of Ni-based superalloy 617”, Journal of Nuclear Materials454, p 265-273, 2014.
  1. D. Kaoumi, J. Adamson, “Self-Ordered Defect Structures in F/M Steels Under Ion Irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials448: p 233–238, 2014
  1. K. Hrutkay, D. Kaoumi, “Tensile Deformation Behavior of a Nickel-based Superalloy Haynes 230 at Different Temperatures”, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, 599, p 196203, 2014.
  1. D. Kaoumi, J. Adamson, M. Kirk, “Microstructure Evolution of Two Model Ferritic/Martensitic Steels under In-situ Ion Irradiation at low doses (0-2dpa)”, Journal of Nuclear Materials445 (1–3): p. 12–19, 2014.
  1. K. Hrutkay, D. Kaoumi, “Tensile Behavior of Inconel 617 vs. Haynes 230: Effects of Temperature and Strain Rate”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 109, 2013.
  1. J. Goddard, D. Kaoumi, “Precipitate Characterization in Two ODS Steels using Synchrotron XRD of  Consolidated Samples and Cu-Kα XRD of Precipitate Extractions” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 109, 2013.
  1. D. Catalini, D. Kaoumi (corresponding author), A. Reynolds, G. Grant, “Friction Consolidation of MA956 powder”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 442, S112-S118, 2013
  1. D. Catalini, D. Kaoumi*, A. Reynolds and G. Grant, “Friction Consolidation of an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steel”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 107, 2012.
  1. D Kaoumi, AT Motta, M Kirk, T Faney, B Wirth and J Bentley, “In-situ TEM Studies of Microstructure Evolution under Ion Irradiation for Nuclear Engineering Applications”, Microscopy and Microanalysis16, 2, 2010
  1. J. Bentley, D.T. Hoelzer, J.T. Busby, A.G. Certain, T.R. Allen, D. Kaoumi, A.T. Motta, and M.A. Kirk, “TEM Characterization of Crept and Irradiated Nano-structured Ferritic Alloys”  Microscopy and Microanalysis15, 2, 2009
  1. M. A. Kirk, P. M. Baldo, A. C. Y. Liu, E. A. Ryan, R. C. Birtcher, Z. Yao, S. Xu, M. L. Jenkins, M. Hernandez-Mayoral, D. Kaoumi and A. T. Motta, “In-situ TEM and Ion Irradiation of Ferritic Materials”, Microscopy and Research Technique72, 3, p. 182–186, 2009
  1. D. Kaoumi, A. Motta, R. Birtcher, “A Thermal Spike Model of Grain Growth under Irradiation”, Journal of Applied Physics104, 7, 2008
  1. D. Kaoumi, A. Motta, R. Birtcher, “Influence of alloying elements on grain-growth in Zr(Fe) and Cu(Fe) thin-films under in situ ion irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials382, 2-3, 2008
  1. D. Kaoumi, A. T. Motta, and M. Kirk, “Characterization and In-Situ Ion-Irradiation of MA957 ODS Steel”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society98, 1, 2008.
  1. D. Kaoumi, A. Motta, and R.C. Birtcher, “Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Metal Thin-Films under In Situ Ion-Beam Irradiation”, Journal of ASTM International4, 8, 2007.
  1. D. Kaoumi, A.T. Motta, and R.C. Birtcher, “Grain growth in Zr–Fe thin films during in situ ion irradiation in a TEM”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B242, p. 490–493, 2005

Publications in progress:

  1. R. Schoell (student), L. Xi, Yuchen Zhao, J. Almer, X. Wu, Z. Yu, Z. Shayer, D. Kaoumi (corresponding author), “In Situ Synchrotron X-ray Tomography and Diffraction of 304 Stainless Steel undergoing Stress Corrosion Cracking”, Corrosion Science, under review
  1. Yuchen Zhao, M. Nedim Cinbiz, Jun-Sang Park, Jonathan Almer, Djamel Kaoumi*, Tensile Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of a Fe-25Ni-20Cr Austenitic Stainless Steel (Alloy 709) from Room to Elevated Temperatures through In-situ Synchrotron X-ray diffraction characterization and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Journal of Nuclear Materials, under review
  1. D. Kaoumi, C. Zheng, Role of precipitates and twin boundaries the plastic behavior of Austenitic Alloy 709: Insights from in-situ TEM Deformation experiments, Journal of Metals, under preparation.
  1. D. Kaoumi, V. Jammot, T. Gautier, Observations of Mechanisms of plastic deformation in a Ni-based alloy observed through in-situ TEM deformation experiments, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A
  1. Y. Zhao, M. Frost, D. Kaoumi, Creep Deformation microstructure of a Fe-25Ni-20Cr Advanced Creep-Resistant Austenitic Stainless Steel (a.k.a. Alloy 709), Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A,
  1. Y. Zhao, J-S Park, M. Forest, D. Kaoumi*, Characterization of the tensile mechanical behavior of Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloy 709 through in-situ diffraction experiments: Synchrotron X-Ray versus Neutron Diffraction, Materials Characterization, Journal of Nuclear Materials
  1. Y. Zhao, J.S. Park, J. Almer, D. Kaoumi, Deformation-Induced Martensitic Transformation at Room Temperature in 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel through In-Situ Neutron and Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Testing, J. of Materials Research
  1. D. Kaoumi, T. Gautier, “Mechanisms of crack propagation in Ni-based alloy foils investigated in-situ in a TEM”, Journal of Materials Characterization,