Protection of Metals

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 289–291 | Cite as

The effect of electric-spark alloying and subsequent annealing on the thermal stability of metallic structural materials

  • S. F. Vdovin
  • S. M. Reshetnikov
Short Communications


Electric-spark surface alloying of carbon structural steels with aluminum-containing and chrome-nickel compositions, followed by vacuum annealing, allows one to enhance the thermal stability of items of these steels at temperatures exceeding the melting point of aluminum.


Carbon Steel Composite Coating Aluminum Coating Vacuum Annealing Iron Aluminide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Vdovin
    • 1
  • S. M. Reshetnikov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied MechanicsRussian Academy of Sciences Ural DivisionIzhevskRussia
  2. 2.Udmurtian State UniversityIzhevskRussia

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