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The use of nanotechnology to improve the bulk and surface properties of steel for structural applications

X. Shi,     Montana State University, USA

Z. Xiao,     Shenzhen Jinzhou Precision Technology Corp., China

J. Wu,     Wuhan Polytechnic University, China

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the utilization of nanotechnology to greatly enhance the properties of steels, by modifying the chemical composition and/or microstructure of bulk material or surface layer. It starts with a brief discussion of the relevant knowledge base, including: microstructure and chemical composition of steel, influence of nano-modification and processing approaches, and modeling of nanocomposite steel. Then, it provides a review of technological advances in ...

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