Physicomechanical properties of the surface of a zirconium alloy modified by a pulsed ion beam

I. P. Chernov, E. V. Berezneeva, P. A. Beloglazova, S. V. Ivanova, I. V. Kireeva, A. M. Lider, G. E. Remnev, N. S. Pushilina, Yu P. Cherdantsev

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The physicomechanical properties of the surface of the Zr-1% Nb zirconium alloy modified by a pulsed carbon ion beam with a pulse duration of 80 ns, an energy of 200 keV, and a current density of 120 A/cm2 are studied at four regimes having different numbers of pulses. Irradiation by a carbon ion beam results in hardening of the surface layer to a depth of 2 μm, grain refinement to 0.15-0.8 μm, zirconium carbide formation, and a decrease in the hydrogen permeability of the zirconium alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-539
Number of pages5
JournalTechnical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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