It is well known that the rate of oxidation of stainless steels in steam at temperatures higher than about 400° C depends on the surface treatment of the material [1–4]. Ground specimens oxidize slower than electropolished or pickled ones although the effect at temperatures higher than about 700° C is of short duration. It has been suggested [1–4] that the lower oxidation rate of ground specimens is due to an increased diffusivity of the alloy components in the deformed surface layer giving a thicker and more protective chromium oxide.


Surface Treatment Coated Specimen Diamond Wheel Diffusion Anneal Quartz Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ericsson
    • 1
  • R. Roséen
    • 1
  1. 1.AB AtomenergiStockholmSweden

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