Plasma surface engineering of metals

Kyon Tschong Rie, Erich Menthe, Allan Matthews, Keith Legg, Jack Chin

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The marketplace is continually demanding better functionality in the surface and near-surface properties of metal components and tools. In the last 20 years, plasma and ion-assisted techniques have enabled new methods to substantially improve wear, corrosion, and fatigue resistance. In most cases, plasmas are used to enhance well-established processes such as thermochemical diffusion treatment and physical and chemical vapor deposition (PVD and CVD), but their operation in a plasma atmosphere has led to major improvements in their reliability and efficacy, as well as extending the range of materials and components that can be treated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996


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