The paper presents Auger spectroscopy and electron microscopy data on the elemental composition and structure of NiTi specimens with blind holes doped with Si through plasma immersion ion implantation. The data demonstrate how silicon is distributed through the depth of NiTi from its front surface and along the side of its hole. The upper layer formed upon treatment is shown to be amorphous, and its thickness measuring several tens of nanometers is about two times larger on the side surface of the hole than on the front surface.
Composition and structure of Si-doped NiTi with a complex surface profile
Vladimir A. Slabodchikov, Stanislav V. Ovchinnikov, Vladimir M. Kuznetsov; Composition and structure of Si-doped NiTi with a complex surface profile. AIP Conf. Proc. 1 December 2017; 1909 (1): 020202. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5013883
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