High temperature behaviour of refractory austenitic stainless steels: σ-phase formation and oxidation in air
Keywords:Refractory austenitic stainless steels, Oxidation in air, High temperatures, σ-phase
Three stainless steels: 25Cr20Ni, 21Cr11Ni(1) and 21Cr11Ni(2) have been oxidised in air at 1,323 K for 2 h. The three materials form oxide layers 1 to 3 μm thick with MnCr2O4 external crystals and Cr2O3 inner ones. There are a SiO2 barrier below Cr2O3, in the oxide-metal interface. SiO2 also forms intra and intergranular precipitates in the metal, which are specially abundant in 21Cr11Ni materials. The theoretical predictions about σ-phase formation tendencies are confirmed after a treatment at 1,073 K for 400 h: 25Cr20Ni forms 10 % vol. σ-phase, while both 21Cr11Ni form few σ-phase or they do not form it at all.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 1998 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.© CSIC. Manuscripts published in both the printed and online versions of this Journal are the property of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and quoting this source is a requirement for any partial or full reproduction.
All contents of this electronic edition, except where otherwise noted, are distributed under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” (CC BY 4.0) License. You may read here the basic information and the legal text of the license. The indication of the CC BY 4.0 License must be expressly stated in this way when necessary.
Self-archiving in repositories, personal webpages or similar, of any version other than the published by the Editor, is not allowed.