Low temperature grain boundary diffusion of chromium in SUS316 and 316L stainless steels

Masaki Mizouchi, Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Yoshiaki Iijima, Koji Arioka

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Grain boundary diffusivity of chromium in SUS316 and 316L stainless steels has been determined in the temperature range between 518 and 1173 K. The magnitudes of the grain boundary diffusivities in four kinds of specimens are in the order of the cold-worked SUS316, the solution-treated SUS316L, the solution-treated SUS316 and the sensitized SUS316. The grain boundary diffusivities in these specimens are remarkably higher than those of previous works. The activation energies for the former are 85-91 kJmol-1, whereas those for the latter are 151-234 kJmol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2945-2950
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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