Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 413–417 | Cite as

Nitriding of Steels in the Course of their Mechanical Pulsed Treatment


It is shown that, in the course of mechanical pulsed treatment of steel with the use of 10% aqueous solution of aminil, the surface layers are saturated with nitrogen. This leads to the increase in the microhardness of hardened layer up to 12 GPa. As a result, the wear resistance of the friction couple becomes 1.6–1.8 times higher and the corrosion resistance of steel (according to its corrosion rate and depth index) also increases.


mechanical pulsed treatment nitriding wear and corrosion resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karpenko Physicomechanical InstituteUkrainian National Academy of SciencesLvivUkraine

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