Effect of frequency on the properties of plasma nitrided AISI 4340 steel

Alphonsa, J and Sinha, G and Kumar, A and Jhala, G and Tiwari, S K and Gupta, S and Rayjada, P A and Chauhan, N and Raole, P M and Mukherjee, S (2008) Effect of frequency on the properties of plasma nitrided AISI 4340 steel. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 50 (2). pp. 119-125.

Restricted to NML users only. Others may use ->



The paper presents the results of investigations of the structure and corrosion resistance of AISI 4340 steel after plasma nitriding with 10 kHz and 30 kHz pulse frequencies. Properties of the nitrided layer were analysed by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) and micro-Vickers hardness tester. Corrosion rates were monitored through polarisation resistance technique using 3% NaCl solution. In our present work, it was found that plasma nitriding with 30 kHz frequency gave better corrosion resistance and higher surface hardness than 10 kHz on AISI 4340 steel.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Plasma nitriding, Pulse frequency, AISI 4340 steel
Divisions:Corrosion and Surface Engineering
ID Code:1216
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 12:12
Last Modified:07 May 2012 16:03
Related URLs:

Repository Staff Only: item control page