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Formation of diffusion silicide layers on Fe−C alloys

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    During siliciding at the diffusion layer-base boundary there is formation of low-melting point eutectic providing an anomalously high rate of impregnating element diffusion.

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    An increase in temperature and carbon content in Fe−C alloys promotes development of an accelerated effect for silicon diffusion.

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    Determination of the mechanism for liquid-phase diffusion in Fe−C alloys makes it possible to develop controlled processes for obtaining diffusion layers of considerable thickness.

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Chernovits State University. Translated from Metallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov, No. 7, pp. 56–57, July, 1984.

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Udovitskii, V.I. Formation of diffusion silicide layers on Fe−C alloys. Met Sci Heat Treat 26, 553–554 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00706719

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  • Silicon
  • Carbon Content
  • Control Process
  • Diffusion Layer
  • Point Eutectic