This paper presents our first results of an ongoing research dedicated to the analysis of Ti-Al surface alloy obtained by a new duplex e-beam treatment. The crack-free Ti3Al-based surface alloy was synthesized by cyclic pulsed melting/mixing of pre-deposited Al film (100nm) on Ti substrate with a low-energy (10-20keV) high-current electron beam (3μs, 3.5J/cm2) followed by additional pulsed e-beam melting (100μs, 15keV, 15J/cm 2). The surface analysis has revealed the complexity of the local transformation paths associated with this synthesis mode. A fairly good surface chemical homogeneity was obtained but a duplex microstructures formed because of local changes in the primary phase under rapid solidification and the subsequent modifications of the solid state transformation paths.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)