Electroexplosive doping of titanium alloy by boron carbide and subsequent electron beam processing

Yu F. Ivanov, T. A. Kobzareva, V. E. Gromov, E. A. Budovskikh, L. P. Bashchenko

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VT6 titanium alloy surface modification is carried out by electroexplosive alloying with a plasma formed in explosion of a titanium foil with a weight powder sample of boron carbides with subsequent irradiation by a pulsed electron beam. The formation of an electroexplosive alloying zone of thickness up to 50 μm with a gradient structure, characterized by the decrease in the concentration of carbon and boron with increasing distance to the treatable surface has been revealed. Subsequent electron-beam treatment of the alloying zone leads to smoothing of the alloying area surface and is accompanied by the formation of a multilayer structure at a depth of 30 μm with alternating layers with different degrees of alloying having the structure at the submicro- and nanoscale level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalHigh Temperature Material Processes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Boron carbide
  • Doping
  • Electroexplosion
  • High-current electron beam treatment
  • Phase
  • Structure
  • Titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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