Basu, A and Dutta Majumdar, Jyotsna and Manna, Indranil (2012) Structure and properties of CrxN coating. Surface Engineering, 28 (3). pp. 199-204. ISSN 0267-0844

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In the present study, an attempt has been made to produce a coating of mixed nitride (CrN and Cr2N) of ultrafine size on a low alloy high carbon steel by a two-stage hybrid process comprising electrodeposition of Cr (45-85 mu m) followed by gas nitriding in controlled atmosphere (using a gas mixture of NH3/Ar=1 : 3) in the temperature range 750-950 degrees C for 2-6 h. The nitrided surface records extremely high hardness (similar to 19 GPa), enhanced wear resistance and residual compressive stress. Potentiodynamic polarisation test in a 3.56 wt-% NaCl solution shows an improvement in corrosion resistance due to formation of noble nitride. However, presence of brittle nitride phases and related surface roughness seems to deteriorate both tribological and corrosion properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plating; Nitriding; Wear; Corrosion; Steel
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 07:51
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 07:51

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