Influence of surface mechanical attrition treatment on the oxidation behavior of 316L stainless steel at 750°C
Materials Science and Engineering
In this paper, the effects of Surface Mechanical Attrition Treatment on the hightemperature oxidation of AISI 316L austenitic stainless steel are investigated. Samples treated with different conditions were oxidized at 750oC in order to study the effect of this type of nanocrystallisation on the oxidation resistance of the alloy concerned. X-ray diffraction and insitu Raman spectroscopy were used to identify the oxides formed at the surface. The results indicate the presence of hematite, magnetite and chromium oxides. Experimental results obtained by Raman spectroscopy were also used to study the stress evolution in Cr2O3 films during isothermal conditions.