Corrosion behavior of microwave-sintered austenitic stainless steel composites

C. Padmavathi, A. Upadhyaya, D. Agrawal

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This study compares the electrochemical response of austenitic stainless steel (316L) and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG)-reinforced 316L composites microwave-sintered in solid-state (1200 °C) and supersolidus (1400 °C) condition. Compared with conventional sintering (through radiative heating), microwave sintering results in better corrosion resistance. This has been correlated with higher densification and microstructural attributes in the latter. The 316L-5YAG composites consolidated in microwave furnace at 1400 °C yields the highest corrosion resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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