Orientation Imaging Microscopy in Research on High Temperature Oxidation

  • Bae-Kyun Kim
  • Jerzy A. Szpunar

High temperature oxidation of steel has been studied for reducing steel losses and for understanding descaling of oxides (Kuiry et al. 1994; Tomellini and Mazzarano 1988; Sachs and Tuck 1968). Surface defects, such as scale pits and residues, are frequently observed on steel surfaces after hot rolling. The occurrence of surface defects is related to the formation of oxide scale. These defects are undesirable for the surface quality control of slab in the hot rolling process. The quality control of steel products is highly dependent on the removal of scale on slab during the hot rolling process. This is directly related to the scale structure formed in high temperature oxidation.


High Temperature Oxidation Isothermal Oxidation Orientation Imaging Microscopy Continuous Oxidation Magnetite Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mining and Materials EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Corporate R&D Institute, Samsung Electro-MechanicsSuwonKorea 443–743
  3. 3.Department of Mining, Metals and Materials EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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