Diffusivity of Ti-Ni Diffusion Couple Enhanced by Pulse Current During Spark Plasma Sintering


The effect of pulse current (PC) on the interdiffusion of Ti-Ni system was investigated under spark plasma sintering. The growth rate of Ni-Ti intermetallics under PC was 3.22 to 6.44 times higher than that with direct current (DC). The reaction activation energy of intermetallics at PC was 18.4 to 79.0 kJ/mol, which is lower than the activation energy of 275.1 to 313.9 kJ/mol at DC; thus, the increased growth rate at PC may have resulted from the decrease of activation energy.

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The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support of National Natural Science Foundation of China (51571214, 51874369) and Key Research Project of Hunan Province (2016JC2003, 2015GK3004, 2015JC3006).

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Li, R., Niu, P., Deng, S. et al. Diffusivity of Ti-Ni Diffusion Couple Enhanced by Pulse Current During Spark Plasma Sintering. Metall Mater Trans B 51, 6–10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-019-01725-7

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