As the scientists explained, there is a modification of the metal surface. An ion-plasma installation is an aggregate the size of an ordinary household refrigerator. A vacuum is created inside the chamber, nitrogen and argon are fed there, and then the source of microwaves is turned on. Nothing complicated - the whole process looks like cooking in a microwave.
However, this technology unique - so far this technology is used only in Saratov. Plasma can make any alloy harder, stronger, as a result of which products from it will last much longer. In addition, recently, scientists have found that increases the resistance of metal to corrosion.
Work on this project lasted about three decades. Back in the eighties, scientists discovered a way to change the metal surface to make it harder. But to fully understand what is happening with the metal under the influence of plasma, it was possible only with the advent of modern microscopes.
Among those who expressed interest in technology are aircraft builders, because with its help it is possible to significantly extend the life of complex gears. Among potential customers are Swiss watchmakers. If the details of the clockwork are processed using this method, then such a watch will last almost forever.