Table 1

Thickness of the Ti33Cu67 ribbon samples, electrical pulsing parameters, calculated current density and Joule heat evolved during the pulses

Sample

Thickness of the ribbon,

μm

Pulse duration, μs

Maximum current,

A

Maximum

current densitya,

A · m-2

Q/m, J kg-1

Possible processes in the sample caused by Joule heating


N1

100

140

145

9.7 · 108

5.3 · 104

Heating up to approximately 480 K

N2

30

230

110

2.2 · 109

3.4 · 105

Heating up to the solidus temperature, partial melting

N3

40

100

284

4.7 · 109

4.4 · 105

Heating up to the solidus temperature, partial melting

N4

25

140

190

5.1 · 109

1.0 · 106

Heating up the liquidus temperature, complete melting


aCalculated using the maximum current

Dudina et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:512   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-512

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