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- Rf-plasma nitriding of stainless steel
- Baldwin, M. J.; Fewell, M. P.; Haydon, S. C.; Kumar, S.; Collins, G. A.; Short, K. T.; Tendys, J.
- This paper presents results from a study of the nitriding of AISI-316 stainless steel by a low-pressure pure-nitrogen rf plasma at a temperature of 400 degrees Celsius. The nitrided layers were examined with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering and microhardness measurements. The results, when correlated with results from Langmuir-probe and spectroscopy measurements on the plasma, suggest that the density of excited neutral molecules is a more important influence on the nitriding kinetics than the density of ions in this particular process.
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- Journal article
- Surface and Coatings Technology: incorporating the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 09-13 September 1996, Vol. 98, no. 1-3 (Jan 1998), pp. 1187-1191
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- 0204 Condensed Matter Physics; 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural); 0912 Materials Engineering
- Austenitic stainless steel; Cross-sectional SEM; Instrumented microhardness; Low-pressure RF plasma; Plasma diagnostics; Plasma nitriding; RBS; XRD
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- Copyright ©1998 Elsevier Science S.A.
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