Modification of the T15K6 hard alloy with high-power pulsed ion beams and compression plasma fluxes

Vladimir Vasilevich Uglov, G. E. Remnev, A. K. Kuleshov, V. M. Astashinskii, M. S. Saltymakov

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The change in the morphology, phase composition, hardness of surface layers, microstructure, and elemental composition of the inner layers of an alloy under the effect of high-power pulsed ion beams (HIBs) and compression plasma streams (CPSs) is investigated. It is found that the thickness of the molten surface layer increases to 3-4 μm after the HIB effect: 300 pulses 9 × 10-2 μm long with a summary energy density of 430 J/cm2. The features of the CPF treatment are a larger time of pulse effect (100 μs) and the preferential convection agitation of the molten layer. As a result, a thicker layer of the (W, Ti)C solid solution with uniform elemental distribution over the depth and high hardness (30 GPa) is formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Journal of Non-Ferrous Metals
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013



  • hard alloy
  • hardness
  • pulsed ion beam
  • pulsed plasma
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys

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