Growth of Vanadium Carbide by Halide-Activated Pack Diffusion

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Abstract

The present work investigates growth of vanadium carbide (VC) layers by the pack diffusion method on a Vanadis 6 tool steel. The VC layers were produced by pack diffusion at 1000°C for 1, 4 and 16 hours. The VC layers were characterized with optical and electron microscopy, Vickers hardness tests and X-ray diffraction. Homogeneous VC mono-phase layers with Vickers hardness of more than 2400 HV were obtained. Hardening and tempering of the vanadized Vanadis 6 steel did not affect the VC layers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventHeat Treat & Surface Engineering Conference & Expo 2013 - Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India
Duration: 16 May 201318 May 2013
Conference number: 27

Conference

ConferenceHeat Treat & Surface Engineering Conference & Expo 2013
Number27
LocationChennai Trade Center
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/05/201318/05/2013

Bibliographical note

F.A.P. Fernandes, T.L. Christiansen, K.V. Dahl, M.A.J. Somers- Growth of Vanadium Carbide by Halide-Activated Pack Diffusion, Int. Conf Heat Treatment& Surface Engineering, ASM International Chennai Chapter, India, 2013, paper OP-12.

Keywords

  • Pack cementation
  • Vanadium carbide
  • X-ray diffraction

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