Study of scale growth on steel substrates using electron back scatter diffraction

S. Birosca*, R. L. Higginson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Heating of steels causes oxide layers for form on the surface of the metal. These scales have complex microstructures made up of a number of layers the composition and structure of which depend on a large number of variables e.g. temperature, time, atmosphere and alloying elements. The current study has used Electron Back Scatter Diffraction to study these complex microstructures with a view to increasing the understanding of their formation and mechanical properties during processing of steel components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3611-3616
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
EventThermec 2003 Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 7 Jul 200311 Jul 2003


  • Crystallographic Texture
  • Electron Back Scatter Diffraction
  • Microstructure
  • Oxide Scale
  • Steel


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