The History of Stainless Steel—Part 2

The First Stainless Steels in the Laboratory

November 01, 2012

Leon Guillet

The availability of low-carbon ferro-chromium following a process developed by German chemist Hans Goldschmidt in 1895 was a key step leading to the discovery of stainless steels. In 1898 in France, A. Carnot and E. Goutal proved the detrimental effect of carbon in iron-chromium alloys through the formation of chromium carbides, which effectively reduced the chromium content available to provide corrosion resistance.

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