Technical Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 667–673 | Cite as

Effect of high doses of N+, N+ + Ni+, and Mo+ + W+ ions on the physicomechanical properties of TiNi

  • A. D. Pogrebnyak
  • S. N. Bratushka
  • L. V. Malikov
  • N. Levintant
  • N. K. Erdybaeva
  • S. V. Plotnikov
  • B. P. Gritsenko


The surface layer of an equiatomic TiNi alloy, which exhibits the shape memory effect in the martensitic state, is modified with high-dose implantation of 65-keV N+ ions (the implantation dose is varied from 1017 to 1018 ions/cm2). TiNi samples are implanted by N+, Ni+-N+, and Mo+-W+ ions at a dose of 1017–1018 cm−2 and studied by Rutherford backscattering, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (glancing geometry), and by measuring the nanohardness and the elastic modulus. A Ni+ concentration peak is detected between two maxima in the depth profile of the N+ ion concentration. X-ray diffraction (glancing geometry) of TiNi samples implanted by Ni+ and N+ ions shows the formation of the TiNi (B2), TiN, and Ni3N phases. In the initial state, the elastic modulus of the samples is E = 56 GPa at a hardness of H = 2.13 ± 0.30 GPa (at a depth of 150 nm). After double implantation by Ni+-N+ and W+-Mo+ ions, the hardness of the TiNi samples is ∼2.78 ± 0.95 GPa at a depth of 150 nm and 4.95 ± 2.25 GPa at a depth of 50 nm; the elastic modulus is 59 GPa. Annealing of the samples at 550°C leads to an increase in the hardness to 4.44 ± 1.45 GPa and a sharp increase in the elastic modulus to 236 ± 39 GPa. A correlation between the elemental composition, microstructure, shape memory effect, and mechanical properties of the near-surface layer in TiNi is found.

PACS numbers

52.80.S 61.80.Jh 65.75.g 68.35.Rh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Pogrebnyak
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. N. Bratushka
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. V. Malikov
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Levintant
    • 3
  • N. K. Erdybaeva
    • 4
  • S. V. Plotnikov
    • 4
  • B. P. Gritsenko
    • 5
  1. 1.Sumy Institute of Surface ModificationSumyUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Metal PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineSumyUkraine
  3. 3.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Eastern-Kazakh State Technical UniversityUst’-KamenogorskKazakhstan
  5. 5.Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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