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.
An increase in temperature and carbon content in Fe−C alloys promotes development of an accelerated effect for silicon diffusion.
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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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
- Carbon Content
- Control Process
- Diffusion Layer
- Point Eutectic