Nonlinear surface processes under nonequilibrium TiNi activation by a pulsed electron beam

A. V. Tyan, A. G. Knyazeva, S. G. Psakhie

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Nonlinear processes involved in oxygen diffusion from the adsorption layer into the bulk of an alloy exposed to a low-energy high-current pulsed electron beam are investigated in the framework of a mathematical model accounting for nonequilibrium activation and melting of the irradiated material. An example is a TiNi alloy. The model includes heat, diffusion, and kinetic equations, with initial and boundary conditions corresponding to electron-beam treatment of the alloy. Kinetic parameters are estimated. The time and space distributions of the TiNi temperature and oxygen concentration for a varying maximum pulse power density and pulse duration are calculated. The heating and diffusion depths are determined. The results obtained with and without regard to the activation effect are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-212
Number of pages9
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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