Volume 14, Number 2 (June 2017)                   IJMSE 2017, 14(2): 24-31 | Back to browse issues page
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- The mechanism of diffusion layer growth in plasma nitrided coatings applied on a St52 steel using an active screen is investigated. The nitriding was performed at 450,500 and 550 ◦C temperature nitriding times of 5, 10 and 15 h, in a gas mixture containing 20 vol. % H2: 80 vol. % N2 and DC-pulsed plasma nitriding unit.

The surface, cross section and the thickness of diffusion of specimens was studied in terms of optical and scanning electron microscopy. According to the measurements of diffusion layer thickness, values of Q and D0 for nitrogen diffusion in substrate were calculated as 50585 (j/mol) and 4.11×10-10 (m2/s)respectively. The variations of depth of hardness during nitriding period was determined

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Type of Study: Research paper | Subject: Surfe coating and corrosion