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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 34 (2000), Issue 2-3, Pages 197-204

The Growth of Oxide Scales on Textured Nickel

Department of Metallurgical Engineering McGill University, Montreal 113A 2B2, Canada

Received 10 January 1999

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Improvement in the understanding of the influence of crystallographic texture on the diffusion behavior of protective oxides, formed at high temperatures on metallic substrates, is being sought through the study of a simple model system such as nickel–nickel oxide. Examples of textures in metallurgical nickel products and the correlation between the substrate and oxide textures, are discussed. Techniques of surface texturing are suggested and the texture leading to the highest oxidation resistance is selected on the basis of existing experimental evidence.