Figure 7: Melted zone (MZ) and heat-affected zone (HAZ) of Ni/SiC. | Nature Communications

Figure 7: Melted zone (MZ) and heat-affected zone (HAZ) of Ni/SiC.

From: Nanoparticle-induced unusual melting and solidification behaviours of metals

Figure 7

Focused ion beam (FIB) micrographs of Ni/SiC that was laser melted at a pulse energy of 0.18 mJ (a) and comparison with those of Ni and Ni/Al2O3 (b). The SiC nanoparticles have the same effects as the Al2O3 ones: the presence of the nanoparticles increases the MZ depth while decreasing the HAZ size. Scale bar, 2 μm in a.

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