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Heat Treatment

Conventional and Novel Applications

Edited by Frank Czerwinski

Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Heat treatment and surface engineering are seen as crucial elements in the design and manufacture of strategic components in a wide range of market sectors and industries including air, sea and land transportation, energy production, mining, defense or agriculture. This book offers a broad review of recent global developments in an application of thermal and thermochemical processing to modify the microstructure and properties of a wide range of engineering materials. Although there is no formal partition of the book, chapters represent two different application areas of heat treatment. The first group covers the conventional heat treatment with processing of bearing rings, wrought and cast steels, aluminum alloys, fundamentals of thermochemical treatment, details of carbonitriding and a design of cooling units. The second group describes a use of non-conventional thermal routes during manufacturing cycles of such materials as vanadium carbides, titanium dioxide, metallic glasses, superconducting ceramics, nanoparticles, metal oxides, battery materials and slag mortars. A mixture of conventional and novel applications, exploring a variety of processes employing heating, quenching and thermal diffusion, makes the book very useful for a broad audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry.

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Heat TreatmentConventional and Novel ApplicationsEdited by Frank Czerwinski

Published: September 26th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2798

ISBN: 978-953-51-0768-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6238-4

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

64153 Total Chapter Downloads

72 Crossref Citations

118 Web of Science Citations

146 Dimensions Citations


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1. Design of Cooling Units for Heat Treatment

By Michal Pohanka and Petr Kotrbáček


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2. Regenerative Heat Treatment of Low Alloy Cast Steel

By Grzegorz Golański


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3. Deformation Reduction of Bearing Rings by Modification of Heat Treating

By Anton Panda, Jozef Jurko and Iveta Pandova


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4. A Review on the Heat Treatment of Al-Si-Cu/Mg Casting Alloys

By A.M.A. Mohamed and F.H. Samuel


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5. Thermochemical Treatment of Metals

By Frank Czerwinski


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6. Carbonitriding of Materials in Low Temperature Plasma

By Angel Zumbilev


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7. Methodology of Thermal Research in Materials Engineering

By Anna Biedunkiewicz


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8. Effects of Heat Treatments on the Thermoluminescence and Optically Stimulated Luminescence of Nanostructured Aluminate Doped with Rare-Earth and Semi-Metal Chemical Element

By Sonia Hatsue Tatumi, Alexandre Ventieri, José Francisco Sousa Bitencourt, Katia Alessandra Gonçalves, Juan Carlos Ramirez Mittani, René Rojas Rocca and Shiva do Valle Camargo


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9. Post Deposition Heat Treatment Effects on Ceramic Superconducting Films Produced by Infrared Nd:YAG Pulsed Laser Deposition

By Jeffrey C. De Vero, Rusty A. Lopez, Wilson O. Garcia and Roland V. Sarmago


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10. Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2)-Doped Titanium Oxide (TiO2) Thin Films Obtained via Sol-Gel Process

By Rabah Bensaha and Hanene Bensouyad


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11. Novel Pt and Pd Based Core-Shell Catalysts with Critical New Issues of Heat Treatment, Stability and Durability for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

By Nguyen Viet Long, Cao Minh Thi, Masayuki Nogami and Michitaka Ohtaki


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12. Monitoring the Effects of Thermal Treatment on Properties and Performance During Battery Material Synthesis

By Wesley M. Dose and Scott W. Donne


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13. Heat Treatment in Molecular Precursor Method for Fabricating Metal Oxide Thin Films

By Hiroki Nagai and Mitsunobu Sato


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14. Lithium Niobiosilicate Glasses Thermally Treated

By Manuel Pedro Fernandes Graça and Manuel Almeida Valente


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15. Cooling – As a “Heat Treatment” for the Mechanical Behavior of the Bulk Metallic Glass Alloys

By E-Wen Huang, Yu-Chieh Lo and Junwei Qiao


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16. Using "Heat Treatment" Method for Activation of OPC-Slag Mortars

By Fathollah Sajedi


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