Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 34, Issue 19, pp 4633–4638 | Cite as

Corrosion resistance and microstructure of stainless steel modified by pulsed high energy density plasma

  • Wei Kun
  • Wu Xingfang
  • Fu Ying
  • Yang Si-Ze
  • Li Bing


Pulsed high energy density plasma has been used to deposit aluminum nitride films on the surface of the 1Cr18Ni9Ti stainless steel (∼0.1% C, ∼18% Cr, ∼9% Ni, ∼0.8% Ti). The formed films are composed of nanocrystalline-structured aluminum nitride phase, whose crystal sizes are about 10 nm. Transition areas are formed across the film to the substrate and strengthen the adhesion between them. The nanocrystalline-structured aluminum nitride films contribute to the improvement of the corrosion resistance of the modified stainless steel, whose corrosion rate has been reduced by about ten times compared with that of the unmodified stainless steel.


Polymer Aluminum Microstructure Stainless Steel Energy Density 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Kun
    • 1
  • Wu Xingfang
    • 1
  • Fu Ying
    • 1
  • Yang Si-Ze
    • 2
  • Li Bing
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials PhysicsUniversity of Science and Technology, BeijingBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsChinese Science AcademyBeijingPeople's Republic of China

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