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Metallic Materials Vol. 48 (2010), no. 2, pp. 105 -116

Title: Role of plasma nitriding temperature and time in the corrosion behaviour and microstructure evolution of 15-5 PH stainless steel
Author: BERNARDELLI, E. A., BORGES, P. C., FONTANA, L. C

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Keywords: plasma nitriding, ageing, 15-5 PH stainless steel, phase formation, corrosion
Year: 2010, Volume: 48, Issue: 2 Page From: 105, Page To: 116
doi:10.4149/km_2010_2_105


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