Modification of the WC-Co carbide surface with high-intensity pulsed ion beam

A. I. Prima, Yu I. Egorova, A. I. Pushkarev, S. V. Matryenin

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The paper presents the results of WC-Co surface modification with high-intensity pulsed ion beams at high energy density 7-8 J/cm2 per one pulse. One, five and ten pulses regimes of irradiation have been studied using scanning electron microscopy of both the surface morphology and cross-section, X-ray diffraction analysis and a nano-hardness tester. Beam irradiation with high energy density resulted in phase transformation from hexagonal α-WC to cubic ß-WC1-x. XRD analysis shows that the volume content of new formed cubic phase in the modified layer is ∼ 97%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012045
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2020
Event11th Scientific Technical Conference on Low Temperature Plasma during the Deposition of Functional Coatings - Kazan, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Nov 20198 Nov 2019


  • cemented carbide
  • cubic tungsten carbide
  • high energy density
  • High-intensity pulsed ion beam
  • surface remelting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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