Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 49, Issue 11–12, pp 578–580 | Cite as

Advantages in solution nitriding of stainless steels

  • H. Berns


Stainless steels are case-hardened with nitrogen instead of carbon to improve their resistance to pitting, wear, and cavitation. The new heat treatment is industrially available and has gained numerous applications.


Austenite Cavitation Surface Hardness Compressive Residual Stress Stainless Duplex Steel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Berns
    • 1
  1. 1.Ruhr University BochumBochumGermany

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