Analysis of High-Alloy Steels: Mass Spectra of Glow Discharge in Argon

 

I. M. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the NAS of Ukraine, Krzhizhanovsky str., 3, Kyiv, 03142, Ukraine
Powder Metallurgy - Kiev: Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science NASU, 2008, #03/04
http://www.materials.kiev.ua/article/717

Abstract

The types and concentrations of ion polyatomic clusters in glow discharge plasma are calculated in cathode sputtering of Kh13N10T stainless steel in argon. Mass spectra in the mass regions of elements used for microalloying of steels are interpreted. The calculations are performed for high gas background typical of pressured pellets of powder materials. The resolution of mass spectrometer that ensures the necessary detection limit for rare-earth and alkaline-earth elements, B, V, Zr, Nb, and Mo is discussed.


DETECTION LIMIT, GLOW-DISCHARGE, GLOW-DISCHARGE MASS SPECTROMETRY, MICROALLOYING, POLYATOMIC CLUSTERS, POWDER, STAINLESS STEEL