Crater formation on the surface of refractory alloys during high-power ion-beam processing

V. A. Shulov, A. S. Novikov, A. G. Paikin, A. B. Belov, A. F. Lvov, G. E. Remnev

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The effect of high-power, pulsed ion-beam irradiation and various methods of preliminary surface treatment on crater formation process was examined using Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The crater distribution density, size and shape, along with their microhardness and chemical composition inside and outside them were determined. As a result of these experiments, the most probable mechanisms of crater formation on the surface of refractory alloys were established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8654-8658
Number of pages5
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number19-20 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2007



  • Crater creation
  • High power pulsed ion beam
  • Mechanisms of crater formation
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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