Applied Surface Science, Vol.252, No.10, 3894-3902, 2006
Cr-Ni-Mo-Co surface alloying layer formed by plasma surface alloying in pure iron
Using double glow plasma alloying technique, a multi-elements alloyed layer containing elements of Cr, Ni, Mo and Co was formed on the surface of pure iron. After undergoing suitable aging treatment followed solid solution treatment, the formed alloying layer keeps a good combination of corrosion resistance and wear resistance. The relationship between the process parameters of heat treatments and the properties of the formed Cr-Ni-Mo-Co alloying layer, such as the chemical composition, hardness, corrosion resistance and wear resistance, was investigated in this study. It was revealed that the formed alloying layer exhibits a better behavior than that of 304 stainless steel and pure iron by employing a suitable heat treatment system. The temperature employed in solid solution treatment is 1453 K (1180 degrees C) followed by water quenching and the aging temperature is 813 K (540 degrees C) followed by water cooling. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.