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Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


The range of iron-based materials known as stainless steels are used throughout the world to manufacture products requiring special resistance to corrosive environments. The corrosion resistance of these materials depends largely upon the chromium content, which is usually between 10 and 30 per cent of the alloy constitution. Of equal significance is the ability to vary the structure of the alloy between ferritic, austenitic and martensitic, by control of the type and level of additional elements. There are, however, many corrosion limiting factors which restrict the use of each type of steel, and the addition of noble metals to the iron-base constitution, to improve this situation, has been considered. This article summarises most of the published work on the effects of platinum group metals on the corrosion and mechanical properties of stainless steels, but excludes investigations of non-stainless steels.


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