Development of Methods for Steel Surface Deformation Nanostructuring

Results are provided for studying deformation methods of steel surface nanostructuring and hardening with martensitic, pearlitic and austenitic structures. A new method of ultrasonic impact-friction treatment is considered. Combined methods of nanostructuring treatment (friction treatment + annealing) are proposed for a metastable Cr – Ni steel. The possibility is demonstrated of activating steel saturation with nitrogen during plasma treatment due to preliminary nanostructuring friction treatment.

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The authors thank I. Yu. Malygina, L. G. Korshunov, A. S. Yurovskii, A. L. Osintseva, N. V. Lezhnin, G. I. Samoilova, N. V. Gavrilov, S. V. Buriv, A. S. Mamaev, and T. E. Kurenyi for participation and joint work published in 2017 – 2019. Work was performed within the scope of state assignment on the theme No. AAAA-A18-118020190116-6 (project No. 18-10-2-39) and No. AAA-A18-118020790147-4.

Research was carried out in the section of electron microscopy of TsKP Test Center of Nanotechnology and Promising Materials, IFM UrO RAN and in TsKP Plastometriya IMASh UrO RAN.

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Translated from Metallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov, No. 1, pp. 62 – 69, January, 2020.

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Makarov, A.V., Savrai, R.A., Skorynina, P.A. et al. Development of Methods for Steel Surface Deformation Nanostructuring. Met Sci Heat Treat (2020).

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Key words

  • steel
  • nanostructuring
  • strengthening
  • friction treatment
  • plasma nitriding