The effect of heat treatment on the forbidden zone width of polyoxide films formed on the surface of tool steels

V. P. Nesterenko, K. P. Aref'ev, V. I. Merkulov, A. A. Kondratyuk, L. V. Serikov

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Abstract

A problem of formation of the surface oxide structures and their role in the processes of friction and wear of tool steels is considered. The properties of polyoxide films on surface of R6M5 tool steel are investigated depending on heating temperature for quenching and tempering number as well as on laser processing. It is shown that the heat treatment and laser processing change the steel tool surface structure and influence directly the oxidation kinetics that dictates the parameters of forbidden zone width of the oxide films. Wear resistance of steel increases with the rise of the forbidden zone width.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalMetallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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