Structure and phase composition of tungsten alloys modified by compression plasma flows and high-intense pulsed ion beam impacts

V. I. Shymanski, V. V. Uglov, N. N. Cherenda, V. S. Pigasova, V. M. Astashynski, A. M. Kuzmitski, H. W. Zhong, S. J. Zhang, X. Y. Le, G. E. Remnev

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The results of structure and phase composition change in tungsten after compression plasma flow and high-intensive pulsed ion beams impacts are discussed. The compression plasma flows with the absorbed energy in range 35–70 J/cm2 were used for the sub-surface modification. The preliminary Ti coating deposition on the tungsten surface allowed us to form W-Ti alloys by plasma flows treatment. The layer of the W-Ti alloy consists of solid solutions W(Ti) and β-Ti(W) as well as nitride phase (Ti,W)N. The high-intensive pulsed ion beam impact provides the tungsten carbide W2C formation in the sub-surface layer. When forming the W-Ti alloy the carbon ions implanted into the tungsten take part in the carbo-nitride (Ti,W)(N,C) formation without brittle W2C phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019



  • Alloying
  • Compression plasma flow
  • Phase composition
  • Pulsed ion beam
  • Structure
  • Tungsten
  • W-Ti alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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