Development of Advanced Fe–Cr Alloys for Demanding Applications Utilizing Synchrotron Light Mediated Electron Spectroscopy
Research output: Other conference contribution › Paper, poster or abstract › Scientific
|Publication status||Published - 4 Dec 2017|
|Event||Joint Annual Meeting of Finnish Synchrotron Radiation User Organisation (FSRUO) and Finnish Structural Biology Network (FinnBox) - University of Turku, Turku, Finland|
Duration: 4 Dec 2017 → 5 Dec 2017
|Seminar||Joint Annual Meeting of Finnish Synchrotron Radiation User Organisation (FSRUO) and Finnish Structural Biology Network (FinnBox)|
|Period||4/12/17 → 5/12/17|
In this work, we investigate the influence of heat treatment on the initial stages of oxidation of two Ti–Nb stabilized ferritic stainless steels (EN 1.45091,2 and EN 1.45213,4) at 650 °C by synchrotron light mediated X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM). The high degree of alloying makes these alloys suitable for high temperature applications, but also renders the alloys prone to microstructural changes that can affect the growth of protective oxide scale. As a demonstration of this, we show that the heat treatment induced precipitation of (FeCrSi)2(MoNb)-type Laves phase results in less pronounced surface segregation and oxidation of minor alloying elements (Mo, Mn, Nb, Ti, Si). Most significantly, the diffusion of Mn and the formation of low volatile (MnCr)3O4 spinel oxide at the surface above Cr2O3 are strongly suppressed.