DIFFUSION STUDIES IN REFRACTORY MATERIALS.
Summary rept. for 1 Mar 64-28 Feb 65,
AVCO CORP WILMINGTON MASS RESEARCH AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT DIV
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Progress is reported in a program to investigate the effects of imposed stress and also the presence of grain boundaries on diffusion rates in magnesium oxide is described. Loads of up to 5000 psi on samples placed in four-point loading do not appear to influence the rate of diffusion of Ni2 in single-crystal MgO in the temperature 1000 - 1300C. Grain boundary diffusion of Ni2 and Co2 has been observed in isolated grain-boundaries in MgO bicrystals. The effect appears to be due to segregation of impurities, principally Ca2 and Si4, at the boundary, and is not an intrinsic property of the grain boundary. Data for the diffusion of Zn2 in MgO have been obtained, and may be described in terms of an activation energy of 1.85 electron volts and a value of D sub o of 0.0000148 sq cmsec. Author