Enhancement of corrosion resistance of high nickel austenitic ductile iron by laser surface treatment

D. W. Zeng, Kam Chuen Yung, C. S. Xie

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Laser surface treatment was used to enhance the corrosion resistance of a high nickel austenitic ductile iron in 0.1% hydrochloric acid solution. After laser treatment, the corrosion potential of the high nickel austenitic ductile iron increased to a more noble level and the corrosion current considerably decreased. This is believed due to a refinement of the coarse ledeburite eutectic at or near the austenitic grain boundary and elimination of the graphite spheroids in laser modified layer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalLasers in Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001


  • Corrosion resistance
  • High nickel austenitic ductile iron
  • Laser surface treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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