Condition of Surface of Titanium after Pulsed X-ray Exposure

A. E. Ligachev, M. V. Zhidkov, S. A. Sorokin, Yu R. Kolobov, G. V. Potemkin

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    Abstract: The effect of the pulsed soft X-ray flux on the topography of surface the VТ 1-0 titanium alloy has been studied. The radiation energy density on the surface of the sample is ~10 J/cm2 for one pulse. It is found that a corrugated topography is formed on the surface of titanium as a result of melting followed by freezing: a cellular- or mesh-type topography is formed after one X-ray pulse, the mesh-type topography becomes more sharply defined after two pulses, and the surface of titanium is melted and the mesh structure is almost invisible after three pulses. Crater-like defects are not found, but small cracks are formed on the surface of titanium after melting caused by pulsed X-ray exposure followed by fast cooling of the molten metal.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)541-543
    Number of pages3
    JournalInorganic Materials: Applied Research
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


    • exposure dose
    • surface topography
    • titanium
    • X-rays

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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