The study of metal nitride layer formation by solid-state reactions

by Ivica Cicak

Institution: Deakin University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Metal nitrides; Solid-state diffusion reaction; Single phase chromium nitride
Record ID: 1031881
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30063721


A new solid-state reaction to form metal nitrides has been investigated. It was confirmed that single phase chromium nitride is formed by a solid-state diffusion reaction between iron nitride and chromium chloride powders at temperatures between 570-700°C. The discovered reaction can be applied to form chromium nitride coatings on tool steels for metal forming applications.