The internal oxidation of iron alloys containing between 0. 069 and 0. 274 wt pct aluminum was investigated in the temperature range from 1223 to 1373 K for the purpose of determining the diffusion coefficients in gamma -iron as well as in the internal oxidation layer. A parabolic rate law is obeyed in the internal oxidation of the present alloys. The rate constant for penetration of the oxidation front, the oxide formed, and the concentration of aluminum in the oxidation layer were determined. Pronounced enrichment of aluminum in the oxidation layer was observed, resulting from the counterdiffusion of aluminum. The oxygen concentration at the specimen surface was determined by combining the thermodynamic data on the dissociation of FeO and the solution of oxygen in gamma -iron. The diffusion coefficient of oxygen in the internal oxidation layer was evaluated on the basis of the rate equation for internal oxidation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Metallurgical transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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