Book: High Interstitial Stainless Austenitic Steels (Engineering Materials)
High Interstitial Stainless Austenitic Steels is of interest to all engineers and resaerchers working with stainless steel, either at universities or R&D departments in Industry. The new applications described appeal to design engineers while procees engineers find interesting challenges. These novel steels enter more and more industrial applications. Their development is presented by this book in its entirety, starting from the electronic scale of components. This makes it particlularly attractive to Materials Scientists and Metal Physicists.
A close cooperation between the Institute of Metal Physics in Kiev, Ukraine, and
the Chair of Materials Technology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, has
been going on now for more than 20 years. During the first decade the joint effort
centered on high nitrogen steels (HNS) and the partners published a book on this
subject in 1999. Already then they had shown that combined alloying of
martensitic stainless steels with carbon + nitrogen considerably improved structure
and properties. These findings were transferred to the hardenable stainless bearing
steel CRONIDUR used, e.g., in aviation and to SolNit which allows case
hardening of stainless steel with nitrogen instead of carbon.