Structure and Properties of the Surface Layer of B4C Ceramic Treated with an Intense Electron Beam

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Using transmission and scanning electron microscopy, a pulsed intense electron beam irradiation of a sintered boron carbide ceramic is shown to lead to the formation of a modified surface layer with a nonporous polycrystalline structure and initiate microtwinning and the formation of extended submicron- and nanocrystalline interlayers along the boundaries of boron carbide crystallites. The observed structural changes lead to an increase in the fatigue life of the modified layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-441
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Materials: Applied Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


  • boron carbide
  • ceramic
  • intense electron beam
  • irradiation
  • structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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