Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 9 No. 3 September 1999|
（1.Research Institute of Surface Engineering,Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, P.R.China;
2.Department of Materials Science and Engineering,University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing100083,P.R.China）
Abstract:The distribution of plasma density in the vicinity of the W-Mo alloy source in the process of double-glow discharge plasma surface alloying was diagnosed using the moveable Langmuir probe. The sputtering law, surface composition and morphological variation of the W-Mo alloy source was studied. The experimental results show that there exists obvious preferential sputtering on the surface of the W-Mo alloy source under the argon ion bombardment; the stable period is reached after a transitional period, and the preferential sputtering occurs in a definite range of composition(mole fraction): 70%~75%Mo, 22%~25%W; there appears segregation on the surface of the W-Mo alloy source.
Key words: metallic cementation; W-Mo alloy; preferential sputtering; ion bombardment