Keddam, M., Ortiz, M., Campos, I., J Martínez, J., (2010),A simple model for the growth kinetics of Fe2B iron boride on pure iron substrate. Applied Surface Science 256 (10), 3128-3132
The present work evaluates the growth kinetics of Fe2B iron boride forming on iron substrate by means of a diffusion model in the temperature range 1223?1323 K. The model takes into account the effect of the boride incubation time during the formation of Fe2B phase. The parabolic growth constant at the (Fe2B/Fe) interface and the mass gain generated by this treatment were estimated. Likewise a simple relationship was proposed to describe the variation of the parabolic growth constant as a function of both the temperature and the boron content in the Fe2B phase. Furthermore, the simulation results show a good agreement with our experimental results.