Characterization of Borided Pure Molybdenum Under Controlled Atmosphere

Akca B., Calik A.

PROTECTION OF METALS AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SURFACES, cilt.53, sa.3, ss.511-517, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1134/s2070205117030030
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.511-517


In this surface of borided pure molybdenum (Mo) have been investigated. Boronizing was carried out in solid medium with boron component forming Ekabor (R) 2 (90% SiC, 5% KBF4, 5% B4C) powders at 1273 K, 1373 K for 2, 4, 6, 8 hours under a controlled atmosphere containing argon gas flow. The boride layer was characterized by the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and Vickers microhardness tester. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that the boride layers on molybdenum consisted of MoB and Mo2B phases. However, the MoB phase was observed at certain boriding temperature and boriding times. The thickness of boronized layers almost ranged from 12 to 42.5 mu m with boriding time. A parabolic relationship was observed between boride layer thickness and boriding time. The growth rate constant and activation energy for the boride layer were calculated. The hardness of borides compounds formed on the surface of molybdenum ranged from 925 to 1150 IIV0.05, whereas the hardness of the untreated molybdenum sample was 258 HV0.05.