Influence of Chromium Segregation on the Transport Properties of Iron Monoxide

  • G. Petot-Ervas
  • H. Klimczyk
  • C. Monty
  • C. Petot
  • J. Janowski
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The diffusion coefficients of chromium and iron in wüstite have been determined in the temperature range 800–1200°C at an O/Fe ratio of 1.05. The diffusion of chromium has been found to be two orders of magnitude lower than the diffusion of iron. Assuming matter transport via “free mobile vacancies”, a model has been developped that allows to analyse the effect of chromium on the transport properties of wüstite under chemical potential gradients. It follows that a decrease of the oxidation or reduction kinetics must be observed when wüstite is doped with chromium. This decrease is due to the difference in mobilities of chromium and iron in wüstite and to the demixing tendency of chromium when an oxygen potential gradient exists through the sample. Experimental results from the literature confirm these previsions.


Oxygen Partial Pressure Diffusion Annealing Reduction Kinetic Chemical Potential Gradient Nonstoichiometric Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Petot-Ervas
    • 1
  • H. Klimczyk
    • 4
  • C. Monty
    • 3
  • C. Petot
    • 2
  • J. Janowski
    • 4
  1. 1.ISMA, Laboratoire de Métallurgie, Bât. 413Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, LIMHPUniversité Paris-NordVilletaneuseFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique des MatériauxCNRSMeudonFrance
  4. 4.Institute of MetallurgyAcademy of Mining and MetallurgyKrakowPoland

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