Gasless Combustion of Ti–Al Bimetallic Multilayer Nanofoils
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- Rogachev, A.S., Grigoryan, A.É., Illarionova, E.V. et al. Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves (2004) 40: 166. doi:10.1023/B:CESW.0000020138.58228.65
Ti–Al multilayer foils were produced magnetron vacuum deposition. The microstructure period varied in the range of 5–110 nm, the number of layers was 150–4700, and the total thickness of a multilayer foil reached 15–20 μm. The gasless combustion of the foils was studied. Steady‐state and pulsating combustion regimes were revealed; combustion temperatures were determined for both regimes. It was shown that the most probable mechanism of the self‐propagating reaction is the diffusion of Al in β‐Ti at a temperature close to the temperature of the α → β transition.