Development of compound layer during nitriding and nitrocarburising

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The development of the compound layer during gaseous nitriding and nitrocarburising of Fe-based material is described. The first nucleation of the compound layer at the surface depends on the competition between dissociation of ammonia and the removal nitrogen from the surface by solid state diffusion and desorption or the competition with a carburising reaction. During layer growth surface reactions as well as solid state diffusion and phase transformations determine the layer growth kinetics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings European Conference on Heat Treatment 2010 : Nitriding and Nitrocarburising
EditorsF. Hoffmann, H. Klümper-Westkamp
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventEuropean Conference on Heat Treatment - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 29 Apr 201030 Apr 2010


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Heat Treatment


  • Nitrocarburising
  • Surface treatment
  • Nitriding
  • Diffusion
  • Layer growth kinetics

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