CHARACTERISATION OF THE BORIDE LAYERS FORMED ON A MICRO-ALLOYED CARBON STEEL


UÇAR N., Aytar O. B. , CALIK A., Abdellah Z. N. , KEDDAM M.

JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN TRIBOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.20, no.4, pp.599-605, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN TRIBOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-605

Abstract

This experimental study focused on the surface characterisation and boronising kinetics of a micro-alloyed carbon steel. The boronising treatment was carried out at 1123 K under various exposure times (3, 5, 7 and 9 h), using Ekabor-II powder. A bilayer configuration consisting of FeB and Fe2B was produced. The generated boride layers were characterised by the following experimental techniques: SEM coupled to EDS, XRD and GDOES analysis. The growth kinetics of the boride layers was also analysed.