Search Swinburne Research Bank
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/231751
- Ion-assisted surface modification by plasma immersion ion implantation
- Collins, G. A.; Hutchings, R.; Short, K. T.; Tendys, J.
- Plasma immersion ion implantation can add high-energy ion bombardment to almost any plasma-based surface treatment. It can be used as a non-line-of-sight alternative to ion-beam implantation, for high-energy ion nitriding or high-energy ion-assisted deposition. This paper describes its use for the treatment of steels at temperatures in the range 200 to 450 degrees celsius, where it can be considered as a hybrid of ion nitriding and ion implantation. It has been particularly successful in the treatment of austenitic stainless steels, although the results presented in this paper indicate that the high-energy ion bombardment is not always essential (although often desirable) to achieve satisfactory results. While it is shown that the process can open new parts of parameter space and extend known processes to a wider range of materials, the limitations on its use are also discussed.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 103-104 (May 1998), pp. 212-217
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0204 Condensed Matter Physics; 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural); 0912 Materials Engineering
- Austenitic stainless steel; Cutting blades; Cutting tools; Deposition; High energy ion bombardment; Hybrid ion nitriding; Ion assisted surface modification; Ion beams; Ion bombardment; Ion implantation; Ion-assisted deposition; Nitriding; Plasma applications; Plasma immersion ion implantation; Stainless steel; Surface treatment
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1998 Elsevier Science S.A.
- Peer reviewed