Mechanisms of low-temperature diffusion saturation of structural steel with nitrogen in the plasma of a low-pressure arc discharge

Yu F. Ivanov, I. M. Goncharenko, S. V. Grigoriev, Yu A. Kolubaeva, Nikolay Nikolaevich Koval, P. M. Schanin, Yang Si-Ze

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The structure and the phase composition of the diffusion saturation zone of 40Cr- and 12Cr2Ni4Ntype steels subjected to nitriding a low-pressure gas discharge plasma have been studied by the methods of optical, scanning, and diffraction electron microscopy. An essential possibility of nitriding steel at low (~200°С) temperatures has been revealed. The structural-phase state of the nitrided layer has been shown to depend strongly on the morphology and phase composition of the initial material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalHigh Temperature Material Processes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013



  • Low-pressure arc discharge
  • Nitrogen
  • Plasma
  • Steel
  • Structure and the phase composition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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