Oxidation of Metals

, Volume 85, Issue 3–4, pp 221–229 | Cite as

Transient Oxidation of a Nickel-Base Superalloy with Varying Oxygen Partial Pressure

  • Jinesung Jung
  • Barbara Shollock
  • Keun-bong Yoo
Original Paper


The transient oxidation behaviour of a nickel-base superalloy in different oxygen partial pressures studied using electron and ion microscopy showed that at high pO2, a triple-layered oxide developed: outer nickel oxide, then a complex aluminium-chromium oxide, and inner alumina layer. Lower pO2 produced only alumina, as reduced oxygen activity suppressed nickel oxide formation. An aluminium-depleted region in the alloy with width proportional to pO2 was observed.


Nickel alloy Oxidation SIMS SEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Power Generation LabResearch Institute of KEPCODaejeonKorea
  2. 2.WMG, International Manufacturing CenterUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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