Microstructure and Tensile Properties of ODS Ferritic Steels Produced by Mechanical Alloying in Argon and Hydrogen Gas Environments
Two types of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels have been produced by mechanical alloying (MA) either in argon or in hydrogen atmosphere, and vacuum hot pressing (VHP). A drastic reduction in the oxygen and nitrogen contents after VHP was strongly affected by hydrogen gas used as the MA atmosphere. MA in hydrogen was found to be effective for refining the steel matrix and enhancing the tensile ductility of the ODS ferritic steels.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
N. Y. Iwata et al., "Microstructure and Tensile Properties of ODS Ferritic Steels Produced by Mechanical Alloying in Argon and Hydrogen Gas Environments", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 166-169, 2010