Properties of powders produced by electrical explosions of copper-nickel alloy wires

Y. S. Kwon, V. V. An, A. P. Ilyin, D. V. Tikhonov

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The phase and element compositions of surface and near-surface layers of particles in powders produced in gaseous argon by electric explosion of Cu-Ni alloy wires were studied. It was established that powders produced from Cu-Ni alloys are phase heterogeneous. Their size distribution function is three-modal. Their dispersivity increases with the increase of the energy input into a conductor. The principal phase stabilizing in electroexplosion end-products from alloys Cu-Ni23 and Cu-Ni45 is intermetallic compound Cu0.81Ni0.19. Apparently, the metal phases of copper or nickel are located in the central areas of the particles. A mechanism of particle formation during electrical explosion of wires was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3247-3250
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number14-15
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Cu-Ni alloy
  • Electrical explosion of wires
  • Particles
  • Surface layers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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