Structure and properties of surface layers obtained due to titanium-surface alloying by yttrium via combined electron-ion-plasma treatment

K. V. Sosnin, Yu F. Ivanov, V. E. Gromov, E. A. Budovskikh, D. A. Romanov

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The surface layer of titanium is modified via a combined method involving electroexplosive alloying by yttrium and subsequent high-intensity electron-beam irradiation. The elemental and phase composition, defect substructure, and mechanical and tribological characteristics of the alloyed layers are investigated. The titanium-surface layer is revealed to be saturated with yttrium, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms, which give rise to the formation of a metal-ceramic layer hardened with titanium and yttrium oxides and carbides and stimulate a manifold increase in the microhardness and a decrease in the friction coefficient and wear rate of the modified layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286-1290
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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