### EFFECT OF FREE ELECTRONS IN STEEL ON ITS QUENCHING PROCESS IN WATER AND WATER SALT SOLUTIONS

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In the paper some phenomena of physics taking place during quenching steel in liquid media is widely discussed. It is shown that a double electrical layer is responsible for unknown impulse like effect constantly observed during quenching probes in electrolytes. It can be used for transient nucleate boiling process evaluation that is a basis for designing intensive quenching technology known as IQ-2 process. Early published phenomena of physics such as a poker effect, two stage cooling, and optimal concentration of electrolytes have the common nature – free electrons in metal. The observed phenomena of physics can be governed by hyperbolic heat conductivity equation with the appropriate initial and boundary conditions instead of parabolic heat conductivity widely used equation. At present time, fortunately, mathematicians started seriously investigations in this area by solving hyperbolic heat conductivity equations which can release in the future more new unknown phenomena to be widely used in the practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2461-4262.2018.00529

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