Hard-ceramic layer formed on Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr and Ti-6Al-4V ELI during Gas Nitriding

M. Nakai, M. Niinomi, T. Akahori, N. Ohtsu, H. Nishimura, H. Toda, H. Fukui, M. Ogawa

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Abstract

The surface of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr (TNTZ) subjected to gas nitriding at 1023-1223 K was investigated in comparison with the conventional biomedical titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V ELI (Ti64). After gas nitriding, the microstructures near the surface of these alloys were observed by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Auger electron spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In both alloys, two titanium nitrides (TiN and Ti2N) are formed and the a phase precipitated by gas nitriding. Furthermore, oxygen impurity in the gas nitriding atmosphere reacts with the titanium nitrides; thus, TiO 2 is formed at the outermost titanium nitride layer. The surface hardening was also evaluated by Vickers hardness measurement. The Vickers hardness near the surface of TNTZ and Ti64 increases significantly by gas nitriding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected, peer reviewed papers from The Sixth Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM 6
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1509-1512
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)0878494626, 9780878494620
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Event6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM 6 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Nov 52007 Nov 9

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 2
Volume561-565
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Other

Other6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM 6
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period07/11/507/11/9

Keywords

  • Biomaterial
  • Nitriding
  • Surface
  • Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr
  • Ti-6Al-4V
  • Titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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