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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

Texture Manipulation by Ion Implantation

1JINR Dubna, Head Post Office P.O. Box 79, Moscow 101000, Russia
2CINR Possendorf, P.O. Box 19, Dresden 8051, Germany

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High fluence nitrogen ion implantation into titanium at room temperature results in the formation of titanium nitride precipitation. Electron diffraction measurements reveal an implantation-induced texture of titanium nitride precipitations. The experiments demonstrate a strong coupling effect between the implantation-induced fibre texture and the direction of implantation. The results of this investigation support the assumption that the effect of implantation-induced texture is caused by the process of seed selection by ion channeling.