Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

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Rohrberg D.,Institute For Metallurgie Tu Clausthal | Spitzer K.-H.,Institute For Metallurgie Tu Clausthal | Dorrer L.,Institute For Metallurgie Tu Clausthal | Kulinska A.J.,Institute For Metallurgie Tu Clausthal | And 5 more authors.
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science | Year: 2014

In the Fe-rich corner of the Fe-Cr-Al ternary phase diagram, both interdiffusion experiments [1048 K to 1573 K (775 C to 1300 C)] and 58Fe tracer diffusion experiments [873 K to 1123 K (600 C to 850 C)] were performed along the Fe50Cr50-Fe50Al 50 section. For the evaluation of the interdiffusion data, a theoretical model was used which directly yields the individual self-diffusion coefficients of the three constituents and the shift of the original interface of the diffusion couple through inverse modeling. The driving chemical potential gradients were derived using a phenomenological Gibbs energy function which was based on thoroughly assessed thermodynamic data. From the comparison of the individual self-diffusivities of Fe as obtained from interdiffusion profiles and independent 58Fe tracer diffusivities, the influence of the B2-A2 order-disorder transition becomes obvious, resulting in a slightly higher activation enthalpy for the bcc-B2 phase and a significantly lower activation entropy for this phase. © 2013 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International.

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