Application of X- ray diffraction to study the grinding induced surface damage mechanism of WC/Co

Quanli Zhang, Qingliang Zhao, Suet To, Bing Guo

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The results showed that grinding induced reorientation and preferred {100}/{10 −10} growth of WC particles occurred in the deformed surface, while the crystallinity of WC(001) increased. Based on the analysis of the penetration depth of X ray in WC and Co, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) showed that the grinding induced preferred crystal growth occurred only in the outmost layer (~ 3.324 nm), but the compressive stress was caused to a certain depth of the subsurface (> 756.18 nm).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Compressive stress
  • Grinding
  • Preferred orientation
  • WC/Co
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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