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

Yu F. Ivanov, O. L. Khasanov, M. S. Petyukevich, G. V. Smirnov, V. V. Polisadova, Z. G. Bikbaeva, A. D. Teresov, M. P. Kalashnikov, O. S. Tolkachov

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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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