The Influence of the Defect Structure on the Nitriding of Fe by PIII
J. De Baerdemaeker a, Y. Jiráskováb, P. Schaafc, D. Segers a and C. Dauwea
aDpt. Subatomic and Radiation Physics, Ghent University, Proeftuinstraat 86, 9000, Gent, Belgium
bInstitute of Physics of Materials, AS CR,Žižkova 22, 616 62, Brno, Czech Republi
cUniversität Göttingen, II Physikalisches Institut, Bunsenstrasse 7-9, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
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Received: 20 09 2004;
Plasma ion immersion implantation is a promising technique for nitriding. A case study of the characterization of the plasma ion immersion implantation nitriding of iron alloys is the plasma ion immersion implantation nitriding of pure Fe. A set of Fe samples of 99.98% purity and with different defect structure was plasma ion immersion implantation nitrided at different temperatures. Depth profiling of the samples was achieved using positron annihilation spectroscopy with a slow positron beam and nanoindentation. A correspondence was found between the line shape parameter S and the hardness of the plasma ion immersion implantation treated samples.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.107.817
PACS numbers:61.72.-y, 61.80.-x, 71.60.+z, 78.70.Bj