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Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 53, Issue 1–2, pp 91–94 | Cite as

Surface alloying of carbon steels from electrolytic plasma

  • M. R. Bayati
  • R. Molaei
  • K. Janghorban
Article

Methods of light microscopy, measuring of microhardness, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy are used to study the changes in the surface layer of steel AISI 1045 after treatment by electrolytic plasma. The effects of the applied voltage, of the duration of the process, and of the concentration of the electrolyte on the micro-hardness and transfer of the alloying element (chromium) to the surface are determined.

Key words

treatment in plasma electrolyte surface hardening heat treatment microhardness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Bayati
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Molaei
    • 1
  • K. Janghorban
    • 2
  1. 1.Iran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Shiraz UniversityShirazIran

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