Microstructure and property modifications of an AISI H13 (4Cr5MoSiV) steel induced by pulsed electron beam treatment
Typical SEM micrograph showing the features of carbides in the initial H13 steel.
(Color online) XRD patterns of the initial and LEHCPEB treated H13 steel samples.
(Color online) Typical cross section OM micrograph of the LEHCPEB treated H13 steel sample with 25 pulses.
Typical SEM micrograph on the surface of the LEHCPEB treated H13 steel sample, showing the two types of craters formed on the surface.
(Color online) Typical SEM micrograph (a) on the surface of the LEHCPEB treated H13 steel sample, and the corresponding EBSD maps [(b) and (c)].
(Color online) Higher magnification SEM micrograph of the LEHCPEB treated H13 steel sample, showing the detailed aspects of two depressed areas. EBSD analysis of the marked local area in (a), showing grains (b), and their orientations (c), as well as the corresponding variants (d) and their orientations (e).
Cross section Knoop’s hardness (a) and wear depth profiles of the H13 steel samples before and after the LEHCPEB treatment (b).
Composition and transformation temperature of AISI H13 (4Cr5MoSiV) steel.
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