Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 3149–3158 | Cite as

Diffusion bonds in iron and a low-alloy steel

  • B. Derby
  • E. R. Wallach


Diffusion bonds made in both the ferrite and austenite iron phases are compared with the predictions of a theoretical model [1, 2]. The initial formation of the bond is shown to be caused chiefly by surface diffusion along interfacial voids. Subsequent void closure occurs by other densifying mechanisms. The model is also used to successfully predict bonding in a low-alloy medium-carbon steel (En8).


Iron Polymer Ferrite Austenite Theoretical Model 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Derby
    • 1
  • E. R. Wallach
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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