Effect of Nitrocarburized Layer on the Resistivity Properties of Stainless Steels
In this study, the plasma nitrocarburizing has been used to treat AISI 316 austenitic and AISI 410 martensitic stainless steels. Treated specimens were characterized by means of morphological analysis, surface microhardness measurement, and resistivity measurement. Plasma nitrocarburizing at low temperature (420°C) produced a single phase nitrided layer of nitrogen and carbon expanded austenite (S phase) on the specimen surface, which considerably improved the resistivity property of AISI 316 austenitic stainless steel.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
Y. Y. Su et al., "Effect of Nitrocarburized Layer on the Resistivity Properties of Stainless Steels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 670-673, 2008