Plasma Surface Metallurgy

With Double Glow Discharge Technology—Xu-Tec Process

  • Zhong Xu
  • Frank F. Xiong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 1-11
  3. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 13-21
  4. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 23-32
  5. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 33-62
  6. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 63-87
  7. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 89-108
  8. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 109-127
  9. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 129-161
  10. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 163-178
  11. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 179-195
  12. Zhong Xu, Frank F. Xiong
    Pages 257-266
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to and technical description of a unique patented surface-modification technology: plasma surface metallurgy with double-glow discharge plasma process, known as the Xu-Tec process. As such it promotes further attention and interest in scientific research and engineering development in this area, as well as industrial utilization and product commercialization.

The Xu-Tec process has opened up a new material engineering field of “Plasma Surface Metallurgy”. This surface-modification process can transform many low-grade and low-cost industrial engineering materials into “gold” materials with a high value and high grade or special functions. This improved material can be widely used in industrial production to improve the surface performance and quality of mechanical parts and manufacturing products, and to conserve expensive alloying elements for the benefit of all mankind.

“This book will be valuable to those in the general area of surface metallurgy. The substantial description of the Xu-Tec process is very important and should assist in expanding the use of this superior technique. The in-depth explanation of glow discharges and their use in general will also serve as a valuable reference in the field.”

James E. Thompson, Prof.

Fellow of the IEEE

Dean of Engineering Emeritus

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

November, 2016




Business Week, July 24, 1989




Materials and Processing Report, Dec. 1987


Alloying Plasma surface metallurgy Surface engineering Xu-Tec process Surface modification of metals Double glow discharge plasma

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhong Xu
    • 1
  • Frank F. Xiong
    • 2
  1. 1.Taiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina
  2. 2.Heaptech Engineering, Inc.San JoseUSA

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