Current Trends in Boriding


  • Michal Kulka

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This book presents the most important thermochemical and physical techniques of boriding. The formation and characterization of different boride layers or boride coatings are compared in this book. The author analyzes the technological aspects of boriding processes, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The effect of the boriding techniques on the microstructure of borided materials are also indicated. The mechanism of formation of active boron atoms or ions and the phenomena during re-melting of alloying material together with the substrate are described. Special attention is devoted to powder-pack boriding, electrochemical boriding in borax, gas boriding, plasma gas or paste boriding and laser or plasma surface alloying with boron, acknowledged as the most important current methods in boriding. The thermodynamics of gas boriding is also analyzed.


boriding techniques thermochemical techniques of boriding physical techniques of boriding trends in boriding boride layers boride coatings Thermally sprayed boride coatings Plasma immersion boron ion implantation Beam line boron ion implantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michal Kulka
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  1. 1.Inst. of Materials Science & EngineeringPoznań University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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