Paper Title:

Microstructure and Property of 20CrMo Steel with the Process of Rare Earth Element Carburization

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 317 - 319)
Main Theme Equipment Manufacturing Technology and Automation
Chapter Materials and Its Applications
Edited by Xin Chen
Pages 479-483
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Dian Liang Wang et al., 2011, Advanced Materials Research, 317-319, 479
Online since August 2011
Authors Dian Liang Wang, Ji Wu Li, Mei Peng Zhong
Keywords 20CrMo Steel, Carburization, Diffusion, Hardness, Rare Earth (RE)
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The microstructures and properties of 20CrMo steel in rare earth catalysis and conventional carburization have been investigated by using the homemade rare earth energizer. The results show that the diffusion rate of carbon increases due to rare earth catalysis, so the time of carburizing decreases by about 30 %, and the martensite microstructures are refined on the surface layer. Also, the amount of residual austenite decreases obviously, and the hardness of the carburized layer is improved about HV150. At the same time, the depth of the hardened layer increased.