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Title: Augmentation of crevice corrosion resistance of medical grade 316LVM stainless steel by plasma carburising
Authors: Buhagiar, Joseph
Spiteri, Andre
Sacco, Malcolm
Sinagra, Emmanuel
Dong, Hanshan
Keywords: Stainless steel
Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Plasma chemistry -- Industrial applications
Metals -- Heat treatment
Issue Date: 2012-06
Publisher: Institute of Corrosion
Citation: Buhagiar, J., Spiteri, A., Sacco, M., Sinagra, E., & Dong, H. (2012). Augmentation of crevice corrosion resistance of medical grade 316LVM stainless steel by plasma carburising. Corrosion Science, 59, 169-178.
Abstract: Precipitate free carbon S-phase was produced on the surface of AISI 316LVM medical grade austenitic stainless steel with the use of low temperature direct current and active screen plasma carburising. The treated and untreated alloy was characterised and tested for pitting and crevice corrosion resistance. From this work it can be concluded that when compared to the untreated material, both treatments augment the pitting and crevice corrosion resistance. Using an active screen set-up results in a better surface composition and a higher crevice corrosion resistance than that produced using the direct current plasma carburising treatment.
Description: The research was funded by the University of Malta Research Fund Committee for the financial support and ERDF (Malta) for the financing of the testing equipment through the project: ‘‘Developing an Interdisciplinary Material Testing and Rapid Prototyping R&D Facility (Ref. No. 012)’’ and ‘‘ Strengthening of Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Electromagnetics RTDI Facilities (Ref. No. 018)’’.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/18149
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