Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 693–695 | Cite as

Diffusion layers produced on carbon steel surface by means of vacuum chromizing process

  • Ewa Kasprzycka
  • Jan Senatorski
  • Aleksander Nakonieczny
  • Tomasz Babul
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This work investigated diffusion layers produced on carbon (C) steel surfaces in the vacuum chromizing process. Studies of layer, thickness, morphology, and chromium (Cr), C, and iron (Fe) concentration depth profiles in the diffusion zone of chromized layers were carried out. The effect of process parameters such as time and temperature on the kinetics of layer growth on steel surface was investigated. The tribocorrosion resistance of chromized layers was determined.


diffusion layers thermochemical treatment vacuum chromizing wear/corrosion resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Kasprzycka
    • 1
  • Jan Senatorski
    • 1
  • Aleksander Nakonieczny
    • 1
  • Tomasz Babul
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Precision MechanicsWarsawPoland

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