Physico-Chemical Analysis of Compound Growth in Binary Interdiffusion Systems
A diffusion-controlled growth of intermetallic phases and the role of the Kirkendall effect in morphological evolution of the product phase layers can be described in terms of an alternative theory considering chemical reactions at the interphase interfaces. Application of this “physicochemical” treatment to diffusional growth of intermediate phases with fairly wide homogeneity ranges is illustrated by the example of interaction in the Ag-Zn system. The model is purely phenomenological, and its use is convenient, since no explicit assumption of the underlying diffusion mechanism is required.
Andreas Öchsner and José Grácio
A.A. Kodentsov et al., "Physico-Chemical Analysis of Compound Growth in Binary Interdiffusion Systems", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 258-260, pp. 182-191, 2006