Aluminum surface modification by electron-ion-plasma methods

Olga Krysina, Elizaveta Petrikova, Vladimir Shugurov, Pavel Moskvin, Yurii Ivanov

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The paper focuses on detection and structural-phase justification of the modes of combined electron-ion plasma treatment of commercially pure A7 grade aluminum carried out in a single vacuum cycle and enabling to enhance mechanical (microhardness) and tribological (wear resistance) properties of the material. Commercially pure A7 grade aluminum underwent combined surface treatment, including deposition of titanium coating by means of vacuum-arc technique and further mixing of the coating/substrate system by intense pulsed electron beam. The varied parameters were energy density of the electron beam (10, 15, 20) J/cm2 and the number of impact pulses (3-100); the thickness of titanium coating was 0.5 μm. Electron-ion plasma treatment of aluminum was carried out in a single vacuum cycle. Optical and scanning electron microscope investigations, measuring of microhardness and tribological tests allowed defining the modes when hardness and wear resistance of the modified surface layer increases manifold in comparison to the initial properties of commercially pure aluminum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03007
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018
Event4th International Young Researchers Conference on Youth, Science, Solutions: Ideas and Prospects, YSSIP 2017 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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