Characteristics of Duplex Coating on Austenitic Stainless Steel
The aim of the article is describe duplex treatment of austenitic stainless steel X12CrNi 18 8 surface. Combination of both plasma nitriding and PVD coating by TiN/TiCN as a surface treatment has been used to improve material hardness and wear resistance without decreasing corrosion resistance. GDOES, confocal microscopy, microhardness, indentation test were applied to characterize the chemical composition, surface morphology, adhesion and hardness of duplex treated specimens.
Z. Joska et al., "Characteristics of Duplex Coating on Austenitic Stainless Steel", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 255-258, 2011