The pressure dependence of the diffusivity of the transition element was studied by using the radio-tracer method, with serial sectioning by microtome. Diffusion annealing was carried out under Ar pressures of up to 0.8GPa. The activation volumes for diffusion were determined by isothermal annealing, giving:

D (cm2/s) = 1.93 x 102 exp[-40.1(kcal/mol)/RT]

G.Rummel, T.Zumkley, M.Eggersmann, K.Freitag, H.Mehrer: Zeitschrift für Metallkunde, 1995, 86[2], 131-40

 

 

The best linear fits to the solute diffusion data ([562] to [565], [567] to [570], [573] to [577], [581] to [585], [592] to [599], [608] to [611], [623] to [626]) yield:

Au: Ln[Do] = 0.67E – 20.7 (R2 = 0.999); Co: Ln[Do] = 0.43E – 12 (R2 = 0.69);

Cu: Ln[Do] = 0.69E – 22.7 (R2 = 0.99); Fe: Ln[Do] = 0.56E – 20.5 (R2 = 0.996);

H: Ln[Do] = 0.63E – 9.45 (R2 = 0.96); Mn: Ln[Do] = 0.52E – 21.4 (R2 = 0.993);

Zn: Ln[Do] = 0.77E – 24 (R2 = 0.99)