From micro to nano scales -recent progress in the characterization of nitrided austenitic stainless steels

LUO, Quanshun and YANG, Shicai (2015). From micro to nano scales -recent progress in the characterization of nitrided austenitic stainless steels. International Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanosurgery, 1 (1), 1-11.

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Abstract

In the frontier of materials science, understanding of materials has been in multiple scales from macro, micro, to atomic levels. This is attributed to the advanced instrumentations such as SEM, TEM, XPS, XRD, as well as several other spectroscopic and metallographic analyses. Fe-Cr-Ni based austenitic stainless steels have a diverse range of modern applications ranging from biomedical prostheses in human bodies, food processing, to chemical engineering and nuclear power generation. The outstanding properties of the nitrided steels have attracted extensive research activities attempting to obtain a clear image on the structural characteristics of the structure, including nano-scale heterogeneity of the expanded austenite phase resulted from atomic-level chemical or electronic interactions in the alloying system. This paper provides a review on the structural characterization of nitrided austenitic stainless steels, with an emphasis on the latest experimental findings through the use of these sophisticated analytical tools. In the final section, several possible aspects of future studies are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published date: 08 April 2015.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Materials Analysis and Research Services
Identification Number: 10.16966/ijnn.101
Depositing User: Quanshun Luo
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 13:19
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 05:50
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10086

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