Development of High Chromium Ferritic Steels Strengthened by Intermetallic Phases
The Charles Hatchett Award is important to identify new applications and markets for Niobium. Introduced over 40 years ago, The Charles Hatchett Award is a prestigious recognition that aims to identify new applications and markets for Niobium. The award is sponsored by CBMM | Niobium and recognizes the best published research on the science and technology of Niobium. The annual award brings together technical experts worldwide, and a panel of international experts selects the winning paper. The 2015 Charles Hatchett Award winners’ presentation introduces the worldwide energy demand and steam oxidation resistance and creep strength in stainless steels. The main research goal of this paper is to explore the development of high chromium ferritic steels strengthened by intermetallic phases and the role of niobium in thermomechanical treatment, microstructure and mechanical properties, in high-performance ferritic steels.