Duplex and superduplex stainless steels: microstructure and properties evolution by surface modification processes
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
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The paper presents an overview of diffusion surface treatments, especially nitriding processes, applied to duplex and superduplex stainless steels in the last five years. Research has been done mainly to investigate different nitriding processes in order to optimize parameters for the most appropriate procedure. The scope has been to improve mechanical and wear resistance without prejudice to the corrosion properties of the duplex and superduplex stainless steels. Our investigation also aimed to understand the effect of the nitriding layer on the precipitation of secondary phases after any heating step.
CitationBiserova, A.; Llorca-Isern, N.; Cabrera, J. Duplex and superduplex stainless steels: microstructure and properties evolution by surface modification processes. "Metals", 1 Març 2019, vol. 9, núm. 347, p. 1-11.