Formations of wear-resistant extended layers by combined electron-ion-plasma treatment on the surface of aluminium

O. V. Krysina, Yu F. Ivanov, Yu Kh Akhmadeev, I. V. Lopatin, E. A. Petrikova, O. S. Tolkachev

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The study demonstrates that surface alloying of commercially pure A7 aluminum with titanium and copper through plasma-assisted vacuum arc deposition and electron beam irradiation provides the formation of Ti-Al and Cu-Al surface alloys whose hardness and wear resistance are several times greater than those of the initial material. The best result is attained with a Ti film 0.5 μm thick and a Cu film 1 μm thick after irradiation at a beam energy density of 10 J/cm 2 and pulse duration of 50 μs. At these parameters, the microhardness of the Ti-Al system increases by a factor of ≈4.2 after 50 pulses, and its wear resistance by a factor of ≈2.3 after 100 pulses. The microhardness of the Cu-Al system increases ≈3.2 times and its wear resistance increases ≈1.5 times after 3 and 50 pulses, respectively. The increase in the hardness and wear resistance of the Ti-Al system owes to the formation of AlTi, Al 3 Ti, Al 2 Ti, TiAl 3 , and Al 5 Ti 2 with a particle size no greater than 100 nm. The hardening phase in Cu-Al is Al 2 Cu.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032039
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2018
Event6th International Congress on Energy Fluxes and Radiation Effects 2018, EFRE 2018 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 Sep 201822 Sep 2018


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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