Intermetallic phase formation during diffusion along a free surface

Yu S. Kaganovskii, L. N. Paritskaya, V. V. Bogdanov, A. O. Grengo

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The kinetic regularities of growth and lateral spreading of an intermetallic layer along a free surface during surface interdiffusion in binary systems have been studied both theoretically and experimentally. A quasi-stationary solution for concentration distribution on the surface of growing intermetallics as well as kinetic equations of lateral spreading and profile evolution of growing phase layer have been obtained. By comparison of experimental data on intermetallic growth kinetics with the proposed theory, the surface diffusion constants have been calculated for intermetallics NiMo and Cd21Ni5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3927-3934
Number of pages8
JournalActa Materialia
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1997

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Acknowledgements-The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the International Science Foundation under project INTAS No. 93-2617. This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Science and the Arts of Israel.


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