Interpretation of Vacuum Microbalance Data Obtained During the High-Temperature Oxidation of Materials
The use of sensitive microbalances enclosed in vacuum and reaction systems is at least 55 years old. Since World War II, use of the vacuum microbalance method has grown rapidly and extended into many new research areas. In the area of high-temperature oxidation, it is essential to use thermochemical analysis and kinetic theory in the planning and interpretation of microbalance studies. Studies on the oxidation of silicon, chromium, and molybdenum are discussed. It is concluded that detailed thermochemical analyses must be used in planning the work and in interpreting the experimental data.
KeywordsOxide Film Barrier Layer Furnace Tube Oxide Interface Thermochemical Data
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