Atomic diffusion across Ni50Ti50-Cu explosive welding interface: Diffusion layer thickness and atomic concentration distribution

SY Chen and ZW Wu and KX Liu, CHINESE PHYSICS B, 23, 066802 (2014).

DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/6/066802

Molecular dynamics simulations are carried out to study atomic diffusion in the explosive welding process of Ni50Ti50-Cu (at.%). By using a hybrid method which combines molecular dynamics simulation and classical diffusion theory, the thickness of the diffusion layer and the atomic concentration distribution across the welding interface are obtained. The results indicate that the concentration distribution curves at different times have a geometric similarity. According to the geometric similarity, the atomic concentration distribution at any time in explosive welding can be calculated. Ni50Ti50-Cu explosive welding and scanning electron microscope experiments are done to verify the results. The simulation results and the experimental results are in good agreement.

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