Effect of Ce addition on the sensitization properties of stainless steels

Y. Watanabe, V. Kain, T. Tonozuka, T. Shoji, T. Kondo, F. Masuyama

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A series type 316 stainless steel (SS) containing various amounts of Ce was prepared and the effects of the Ce addition on the sensitization properties were investigated. The material with 0.01 wt. % Ce showed lowest reactivation ratio for a given heat treatment in the initial and intermediate stages of sensitization. Ce addition influenced the precipitation sites of carbides and decreased the sensitization kinetics including the recovery stage. Both the sensitization and the low temperature sensitization behaviors were similar for the Ce modified materials, indicating a beneficial effect for steels containing 0.01 wt. % Ce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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