Essay on Techniques & Physics of Some Diffusion-Controlled Processes in Materials: Relevance to Nanofabrication Applications
An annotated analytical essay of possible nanofabrication and nanotechnology applications is presented with respect to: (1) some techniques and original results [1-4] concerning the regularities and micromechanisms (physics) of the hydrogen fluoride gas activator influence on the diffusion-controlled oxidation processes of titanium, zirconium and zirconium-based alloys with niobium, and also – on nitriding, boriding and carbiding a series of refractory metals (Ti, Zr, Nb, Mo, W, Ta); (2) some techniques, original results and physics of the diffusion-controlled formation processes of the compound-like nanosegregation [5-13] and the results [13-23] on the liquid-like phase at grain boundary regions in metals and alloys. In the scope of this review, a constructive analysis, the Arrhenius-type treatment, and the original data interpretation [16-21] has been carried out for the first time; (3) some techniques, original analytical results, and physics [24, 25] of the diffusion-controlled processes of the hydrogen multilayer intercalation (physisorption of a condensation or clustering type) with carbonaceous nanostructures. The main objective of the given analytical essay is to attract the researchers’ attention to the expediency of such a non-conventional data analysis and interpretation.
A. Agüero, J.M. Albella, M.P. Hierro, J. Phillibert and F.J. Pérez Trujillo
Y. S. Nechaev and A. Öchsner, "Essay on Techniques & Physics of Some Diffusion-Controlled Processes in Materials: Relevance to Nanofabrication Applications", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 289-292, pp. 679-686, 2009