Modification of structure and mechanical properties of hard alloy by high-power electron beam

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The composite of WC-110G13L steel, irradiated by low-energy high-current electron beam, is investigated. The results of optical metallography, X-ray diffraction analysis and transmission diffraction microscopy show that the pulsed irradiation leads to forming a quasi-periodical mesostructure in total volume of composite. Nano- and submicron structures are formed as a result of strain and polymorphous transformations in hardening phase and matrix. The pulsed irradiation enables to obtain the high and controllable values of hardness, strength and plasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalHongwai Jishu/Infrared Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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