Analyzing the Microstructure of Heat Treated Surface by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

  • Alejandro Jorge, Maikel Piñeiro, Perdices Vázquez


Heat treatment is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material. The most common application is metallurgical. Heat treatments are also used in the manufacture of many other materials, such as glass. Heat treatment involves the use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material. This research work discusses the effect of the heat teatment processing with its surface physicochemical properties, analyzed by using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy.