Medium-temperature plasma immersion-ion implantation of austenitic stainless steel

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Author(s)

  • X. B. Tian
  • Z. M. Zeng
  • T. Zhang
  • B. Y. Tang
  • P. K. Chu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Journal / PublicationThin Solid Films
Volume366
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000

Abstract

Conventional elevated-temperature plasma immersion-ion implantation (PIII) is usually conducted at 350°C, or above, to achieve a thick modified layer for practical engineering applications. In this paper, we focus on medium-temperature PIII treatment of SS304 stainless steel. Two experimental protocols: high frequency, low voltage (LV); and high voltage (HV), low frequency are evaluated. The samples are characterized by Auger electron spectroscopy, glancing angle X-ray diffraction (XRD), corrosion test, pin-on-disk friction and wear test, and so on, to determine the composition, phase structure, as well as the tribological properties of the modified layer. Our results indicate that PIII at 300°C not only improves the mechanical properties, but also the corrosion resistance. Comparison of the wear tracks shows that 300°C-PIII results in an 11-fold improvement in the surface-wear resistance. A procedure involving high implantation flux at LV is more favorable to the formation of a thick modified layer with a higher nitrogen concentration.

Citation Format(s)

Medium-temperature plasma immersion-ion implantation of austenitic stainless steel. / Tian, X. B.; Zeng, Z. M.; Zhang, T.; Tang, B. Y.; Chu, P. K.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 366, No. 1-2, 01.05.2000, p. 150-154.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review