First Things First
Diffusion in iron is far more complicated than diffusion in about any other metal and thus not an easy topic. Ironically, this is similar to diffusion in silicon. That means that diffusion is more complex in our two technically most important elements than in most of the others. Maybe, that's why those elements are so useful?
Whatever, before I get to diffusion in iron, I will first discuss the basics of diffusion in 4 modules. The following links take you to the modules that deal with some important facets of diffusion and, as the final climax, to diffusion in iron.
Of course, if you are somewhat familiar with the topic, you can go there directly. If you are not, I strongly recommend to start with the first module and to work your way up.
1. Atomic Mechanisms of Diffusion
2. Random Walk
3. Phenomenological Modelling of Diffusion
4. Experimental Techniques for Measuring Diffusion Parameters
5. Diffusion in Iron

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go to Glossary

go to General Remarks to Literature and Sources

go to Books and Other Major Sources

go to 5.2.2 Defects that Get Around

go to 7.1.1 Finding Your Way in the Iron Carbon Phase Diagram

go to Discovery of Atoms

go to Antique Texts Concerning Iron

go to Magnetism

go to Radiocarbon (C14) Dating

go to Early Copper Sites

go to Creep

go to Diffusion in Iron

go to Early Pyrotechnolgy - Pottery

go to 10.2.3 Smelting Wrought Iron, Steel and Cast Iron

go to Ostwald Ripening

go to Iron in China

go to Experimental Techniques for Measuring Diffusion Parameters

go to Phenomenological Modelling of Diffusion

go to Göbekli Tepe

go to Cayönü Tepesi

go to Size and Density of Precipitates

go to The Story of Self-Interstitials in Silicon

go to Atomic Mechanisms of Diffusion

go to Random Walk

go to Making Vacancies

go to Asikli Höyük

go to Copper Ores

go to Hallan Çemi Tepesi

go to 1. Basics of Segregation

go to Jericho

go to Sword Places

go to The Cyprus Copper and Bronze Industry

go to Early Iron sites

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