Nanostructure Formations and Improvement in Corrosion Resistance of Steels by Means of Pulsed Electron Beam Surface Treatment

Journal of Nanomaterials. 2013;2013 DOI 10.1155/2013/978568


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Journal Title: Journal of Nanomaterials

ISSN: 1687-4110 (Print); 1687-4129 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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K. M. Zhang (School of Materials Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China)
J. X. Zou (Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Mg Materials and Applications, National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Net Forming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China)
T. Grosdidier (State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composite, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China)


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Abstract | Full Text

The corrosion of steels has long been the topic for materials scientists. It is established that surface treatment is an efficient way to improve the corrosion resistance of steels without changing the bulk properties and with low costs. In the present paper, different kinds of surface treatment techniques for steels are briefly reviewed. In particular, the surface modification involving nanostructure formations of steels by using a low energy high pulsed electron beam (LEHCPEB) treatment is lightened in the case of an AISI 316L stainless steel and D2 steel. The overall results demonstrate the high potential of the LEHCPEB technique for improving the corrosion performance of steels.