Phase composition modification of the Cr/Ti system by compression plasma flows and high-current electron beams

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The main laws governing the titanium surface layer alloying with chromium atoms by compression plasma flows (CPF) and the influence of low-energy high-current electron beams (HCEB) are investigated. Titanium samples with a previously deposited chromium coating were subjected to the CPF impact and HCEB. In both cases, the presence of chromium atoms promoted the stabilization of the high-temperature cubic β-Ti phase. In the case of CPF treatment, the subsurface layer contains β-Ti(Cr) solid solution, martensite phase α′-Ti, and orthorhombic martensite phase α″-Ti. The treatments of titanium result in the modification of the mechanical properties of the surface layer. In particular, the microhardness increases up to 6.4 GPa after exposure to CPF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-115
Number of pages15
JournalHigh Temperature Material Processes
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2013



  • Alloying
  • Compression plasma flows
  • Low-energy high-current electron beams
  • Microhardness
  • Phase composition
  • Structure
  • Titanium
  • Titanium nitride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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