Diffusion-reaction model of the interaction of sili- cide-forming metal with the silicon carbide

Condensed matter physics

A quantitative model of the interfacial interaction of a silicide-forming metal - nickel with single-crystal silicon carbide has been developed on the basis of interdiffusion of components with account of the Kirkendall effect and the volume reactions of the formation of silicides. The model describes satisfactorily the basic features of component redistribution in the system Ni-SiC under bombardment by protons at elevated temperatures.