Processing and oxidation resistance of nanocrystalline Fe-10Cr alloy

Rajeev K. Gupta, R. K.Singh Raman, Carl Koch

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Nanocrystalline and microcrystalline Fe-10Cr alloys were prepared by high energy ball milling followed by compaction and sintering and then oxidized in air for 52 hours at 350°C. The oxidation resistance of nanocrystalline alloy as determined by measuring the weight gain after regular time intervals was compared with that of the microcrystalline alloy of similar chemical compositions, prepared by similar processing route and oxidized in similar conditions. Oxidation resistance of nanocrystalline Fe10Cr alloy was found to be an order of magnitude higher than that of microcrystalline Fe10Cr alloy. The paper also presents results of secondary ion mass spectrometry of oxidised samples of nanocrystalline and microcrystalline Fe-Cr alloys, evidencing the formation of a much protective oxide scale of the nanocrystalline alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMS 2010 - 139th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Supplemental Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2010 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 14 Feb 201018 Feb 2010
Conference number: 139th


ConferenceThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2010
Abbreviated titleTMS Annual 2010
CountryUnited States of America


  • Ball milling
  • Consolidation
  • Nanocrystalline Fe-Cr alloys
  • Oxidation
  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)

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