Analysis of the interface and mechanical properties of field-assisted sintered duplex stainless steels Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2019

start page

  • 410

end page

  • 419


  • 740-741

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-5093

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4936


  • The development of duplex stainless steels produced by powder metallurgy represents an interesting alternative to conventional fabrication routes, since typical routes imply a strict control of composition and temperature during the processing path in order to avoid undesirable brittle phases. This work proposes a sintering route, designated as field-assisted hot pressing technique, in which an alternating current is applied to consolidate duplex stainless steels with different initial austenite percentages, always higher than ferrite. In all the cases, a thin and hard planar interface composed by two different microconstituents is generated between austenite and ferrite, growing inside the ferritic phase. The good mechanical properties achieved by these field-assisted sintered duplex stainless steels, in terms of nanohardness, elastic modulus, yield strength, ultimate tensile stress and ductility, establish these steels as promising candidates to be introduced in the market.


  • Chemistry
  • Materials science and engineering


  • duplex stainless steel; field-assisted sintering; interface; microstructure; mechanical properties; powder; diffusion; austenite; ferrite