CARMEN PENELOPI PAPADATU, ANDREI VICTOR SANDU, MARIAN BORDEI, IOAN GABRIEL SANDU, SORIN CIORTAN TRIBOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE SUPERFICIAL LAYER AND THE EFFECTS OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD TO A NON- CONVENTIONAL TREATED STEEL, DURING WEAR TESTS The article focuses on the behavior of the non-conventional treated alloyed steel in magnetic field, during the dry wear tests. It is a review of the experimental tests from last years. The thermo-magnetic treatments have been applied before the application of a thermo-chemical treatment in plasma based on diffusion process. The study was made in order to improve the mechanical properties of the alloyed steel during the friction wear. Thermo-magnetic treatment applied before the plasma nitro-carburizing treatment improves the mechanical properties of the material especially in this case, for a steel that has a considerable content of Chromium (1.02%). The behavior was studied using X-Ray diffractometry of the superficial layers during the dry friction of wear process. The wear tests used an Amsler machine, during three hours of wear tests. After each hour of the wear tests the samples have been analyzed. The diffractometric characteristics of the superficial layers obtained after a complex array of thermo-magnetic and thermo-chemical in plasma treatments, the phases distribution, the content of the superficial layers and the behavior of the steel during the wear through dry friction tests, have been considered as criteria.