Russian Engineering Research

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 234–236 | Cite as

Strengthening of Steel by Plasma Quenching and Carbonitriding

  • V. A. KorotkovEmail author


For the example of 5ХНМ steel, we show that plasma quenching prior to carbonitriding significantly increases the hardness and thickness of the carbonitride layer. Little change is seen in the parameters of the heterogeneous transition zone.


steel microstructure hardness carbonitriding plasma quenching 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nizhny Tagil Branch, Ural Federal UniversityNizhny TagilRussia

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