Plasma Surface Metallurgy of Titanium and Titanium Alloys

  • Zhong XuEmail author
  • Frank F. Xiong


Titanium, known as the “aerospace material” or “marine material,” is an indispensable material in the modern industry. Due to its low hardness and poor thermal conductivity, the surface of titanium is prone to adhesion under a friction condition. In some special media, the passivation film on the titanium surface loses its protective ability and shows the strong chemical activity. As a consequence, proper surface modification for its physical, chemical, or mechanical property change is required for some specific applications. This chapter is to introduce Plasma Surface Metallurgy on Titanium matrix and Titanium Alloys by the double glow plasma surface alloying technology to enhance wear-, corrosion- and flame resistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Taiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina
  2. 2.Heaptech Engineering, Inc.San JoseUSA

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