# CHAPTER 5

DIFFUSION
PROBLEM SOLUTIONS
Introduction
5.1 Briefly explain the difference between self-diffusion and interdiffusion.
Solution
Self-diffusion is atoi! i"#ation in \$u#e etals--i.e.% &'en all atos e(!'an"in" \$ositions a#e of t'e
sae t)\$e. Inte#diffusion is diffusion of atos of one etal into anot'e# etal.
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5., Self-diffusion in%ol%es the motion of atoms that are all of the same type& therefore it is not sub'ect to
obser%ation by compositional chan\$es( as with interdiffusion. Su\$\$est one way in which self-diffusion may be
monitored.
Solution
Self-diffusion a) +e onito#ed +) usin" #adioa!ti-e isoto\$es of t'e etal +ein" studied. T'e otion of
t'ese isoto\$i! atos a) +e onito#ed +) easu#eent of #adioa!ti-it) le-el.
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Diffusion Mechanisms
5.. )a* #ompare interstitial and %acancy atomic mechanisms for diffusion.
)b* #ite two reasons why interstitial diffusion is normally more rapid than %acancy diffusion.
Solution
/a0 1it' -a!an!) diffusion% atoi! otion is f#o one latti!e site to an ad2a!ent -a!an!). Self-diffusion
and t'e diffusion of su+stitutional i\$u#ities \$#o!eed -ia t'is e!'anis. On t'e ot'e# 'and% atoi! otion is
f#o inte#stitial site to ad2a!ent inte#stitial site fo# t'e inte#stitial diffusion e!'anis.
/+0 Inte#stitial diffusion is no#all) o#e #a\$id t'an -a!an!) diffusion +e!ause3 /10 inte#stitial atos%
+ein" salle#% a#e o#e o+ile4 and /,0 t'e \$#o+a+ilit) of an e\$t) ad2a!ent inte#stitial site is "#eate# t'an fo# a
-a!an!) ad2a!ent to a 'ost /o# su+stitutional i\$u#it)0 ato.
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5.5 Briefly explain the concept of steady state as it applies to diffusion.
Solution
Stead)-state diffusion is t'e situation &'e#ein t'e #ate of diffusion into a "i-en s)ste is 2ust e6ual to t'e
#ate of diffusion out% su!' t'at t'e#e is no net a!!uulation o# de\$letion of diffusin" s\$e!ies--i.e.% t'e diffusion flu(
is inde\$endent of tie.
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5.5 )a* Briefly explain the concept of a dri%in\$ force.
)b* +hat is the dri%in\$ force for steady-state diffusion,
Solution
/a0 T'e d#i-in" fo#!e is t'at &'i!' !o\$els a #ea!tion to o!!u#.
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5.7 -he purification of hydro\$en \$as by diffusion throu\$h a palladium sheet was discussed in Section ../.
#ompute the number of kilo\$rams of hydro\$en that pass per hour throu\$h a .-mm-thick sheet of palladium ha%in\$
an area of 0.00 m
0
at .00°#. Assume a diffusion coefficient of 1.0 × 10
-8
m
0
1s( that the concentrations at the hi\$h-
and low-pressure sides of the plate are 0.2 and 0.! k\$ of hydro\$en per cubic meter of palladium( and that steady-
state conditions ha%e been attained.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le !alls fo# t'e ass of ')d#o"en% \$e# 'ou#% t'at diffuses t'#ou"' a Pd s'eet. It fi#st +e!oes
ne!essa#) to e\$lo) +ot' E6uations 5.1a and 5... Co+inin" t'ese e(\$#essions and sol-in" fo# t'e ass )ields

3 8 4At 8 − 5At
∆#
∆x

8 − /1.9 × 19
-:

,
;s0/9.,9
,
0 /.799 s;'0
9.7 − ,.5 *" ;
.
5 × 19
−.

¸

1
]
1
8 ,.7 × 19
-.
*";'
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5.< A sheet of steel 1.. mm thick has nitro\$en atmospheres on both sides at 1000°# and is permitted to
achie%e a steady-state diffusion condition. -he diffusion coefficient for nitro\$en in steel at this temperature is ! ×
10
-11
m
0
1s( and the diffusion flux is found to be 1.0 × 10
-7
k\$1m
0
-s. Also( it is known that the concentration of
nitro\$en in the steel at the hi\$h-pressure surface is 2 k\$1m
/
. 6ow far into the sheet from this hi\$h-pressure side
will the concentration be 0.0 k\$1m
/
, Assume a linear concentration profile.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le is sol-ed +) usin" E6uation 5.. in t'e fo#

4 8 − 5
#
A
− #
B
x
A
− x
B
If &e ta*e #
A
to +e t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e !on!ent#ation of nit#o"en is 5 *";
.
% t'en it +e!oes ne!essa#) to sol-e
fo# x
B
% as

x
B
8 x
A
= 5
#
A
− #
B
4

¸

1
]
1
Assue x
A
is >e#o at t'e su#fa!e% in &'i!' !ase

x
B
8 9 = /7 × 19
-11

,
;s0
5 *";
.
− , *" ;
.
1., × 19
−<
*";
,
- s

¸

1
]
1
8 1 × 19
-.
8 1
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5.: A sheet of B## iron 1 mm thick was exposed to a carburi7in\$ \$as atmosphere on one side and a
decarburi7in\$ atmosphere on the other side at 70.°#. After ha%in\$ reached steady state( the iron was 8uickly
cooled to room temperature. -he carbon concentrations at the two surfaces of the sheet were determined to be
0.010 and 0.007. wt9. #ompute the diffusion coefficient if the diffusion flux is 1.2 × 10
-8
k\$1m
0
-s. 6int: "se
;8uation 2. to con%ert the concentrations from wei\$ht percent to kilo\$rams of carbon per cubic meter of iron.
Solution
Let us fi#st !on-e#t t'e !a#+on !on!ent#ations f#o &ei"'t \$e#!ent to *ilo"#as !a#+on \$e# ete# !u+ed
usin" E6uation 5.?a. @o# 9.91, &tA C

#
C
"
8
#
C
#
C
ρ
C
+
#
@e
ρ
@e
× 19
.

8
9.91,
9.91,
,.,5 ";!
.
+
??.?::
<.:< ";!
.
× 19
.
9.?55 *" C;
.
Siila#l)% fo# 9.99<5 &tA C

#
C
B
8
9.99<5
9.99<5
,.,5 ";!
.
+
??.??,5
<.:< ";!
.
× 19
.
8 9.5?9 *" C;
.
No&% usin" a #ea##an"ed fo# of E6uation 5..

5 8 − 4
x
A
− x
B
#
A
− #
B

¸

1
]
1
1
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8 − /1.59 × 19
-:
*";
,
- s0
− 19
−.

9.?55 *";
.
− 9.5?9 *";
.

¸

1
]
1
8 ..?5 × 19
-11

,
;s
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5.? +hen α-iron is sub'ected to an atmosphere of hydro\$en \$as( the concentration of hydro\$en in the
iron( #6 )in wei\$ht percent*( is a function of hydro\$en pressure(

p
6
0
)in 3<a*( and absolute temperature )-*
accordin\$ to

#
H
· 1..5 × 19
−,
p
H
,
e(\$ −
,<., *C ; ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..12*
>urthermore( the %alues of 50 and ?d for this diffusion system are 1.2 × 10
-7
m
0
1s and 1/(200 41mol( respecti%ely.
#onsider a thin iron membrane 1 mm thick that is at 0.0°#. #ompute the diffusion flux throu\$h this membrane if
the hydro\$en pressure on one side of the membrane is 0.1. 3<a )1.28 atm*( and on the other side 7.. 3<a )72
atm*.
Solution
Ultiatel) &e &ill e\$lo) E6uation 5.. to sol-e t'is \$#o+le. Ho&e-e#% it fi#st +e!oes ne!essa#) to
dete#ine t'e !on!ent#ation of ')d#o"en at ea!' fa!e usin" E6uation 5.15. At t'e lo& \$#essu#e /o# B0 side

#
H/B0
8 /1..5 × 19
-,
0 9.15 MPa e(\$ −
,<% ,99 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/,59 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
?.?. × 19
-7
&tA
1'e#eas% fo# t'e 'i"' \$#essu#e /o# A0 side

#
H/A0
8 /1..5 × 19
-,
0 <.5 MPa e(\$ −
,<% ,99 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/,59 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
<.9, × 19
-5
&tA
1e no& !on-e#t !on!ent#ations in &ei"'t \$e#!ent to ass of nit#o"en \$e# unit -olue of solid. At fa!e B t'e#e a#e
?.?. × 19
-7
" /o# ?.?. × 19
-?
*"0 of ')d#o"en in 199 " of @e% &'i!' is -i#tuall) \$u#e i#on. @#o t'e densit) of i#on
/<.:< ";!
.
0% t'e -olue i#on in 199 " /@
B
0 is 2ust

@
B
8
199 "
<.:< " ;!
.
8 1,.< !
.
8 1.,< × 19
-5

.
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T'e#efo#e% t'e !on!ent#ation of ')d#o"en at t'e B fa!e in *ilo"#as of H \$e# !u+i! ete# of allo) E

#
H/B0
FF
G is 2ust

#
H/B0
HH
8
#
H/B0
@
B

8
?.?. × 19
−?
*"
1.,< × 19
−5

.
8 <.:, × 19
-5
*";
.
At t'e A fa!e t'e -olue of i#on in 199 " /@
A
0 &ill also +e 1.,< × 19
-5

.
% and

#
H/A0
''
8
#
H/A0
@
A

8
<.9, × 19
−:
*"
1.,< × 19
−5

.
8 5.5. × 19
-.
*";
.
T'us% t'e !on!ent#ation "#adient is 2ust t'e diffe#en!e +et&een t'ese !on!ent#ations of nit#o"en di-ided +) t'e
t'i!*ness of t'e i#on e+#ane4 t'at is

∆#
∆x
8
#
H/B0
HH
− #
H/A0
HH
x
B
− x
A

8
<.:, × 19
−5
*" ;
.
− 5.5. × 19
−.
*" ;
.
19
−.

8 − 5.<5 *";
5
At t'is tie it +e!oes ne!essa#) to !al!ulate t'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient at ,59°C usin" E6uation 5.:.
T'us%

5 8 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 /1.5 × 19
−<

,
;s0 e(\$ −
1.% 599 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol − D0/,59 + ,<. D0
¸
¸

_
,

8 7.51 × 19
-?

,
;s
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And% finall)% t'e diffusion flu( is !o\$uted usin" E6uation 5.. +) ta*in" t'e ne"ati-e \$#odu!t of t'is diffusion
!oeffi!ient and t'e !on!ent#ation "#adient% as

4 8 − 5
∆#
∆x

8 − /7.51 × 19
-?

,
;s0/− 5.<5 *";
5
0 8 ..95 × 19
-:
*";
,
- s
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5.19 Show that

#
x
8
B
5t
e(\$ −
x
,
5 5t
¸
¸

_
,

is also a solution to ;8uation ..2b. -he parameter B is a constant( bein\$ independent of both x and t.
Solution
It !an +e s'o&n t'at

#
x
8
B
5t
e(\$ −
x
,
5 5t
¸
¸

_
,

is a solution to

∂#
∂t
8 5

,
#
∂x
,
si\$l) +) ta*in" a\$\$#o\$#iate de#i-ati-es of t'e #
x
e(\$#ession. 1'en t'is is !a##ied out%

∂#
∂t
8 5

,
#
∂x
,
8
B
,5
1; ,
t
.; ,
x
,
,5t
− 1
¸
¸

_
,

e(\$ −
x
,
55t
¸
¸

_
,

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5.11 5etermine the carburi7in\$ time necessary to achie%e a carbon concentration of 0.2. wt9 at a
position 0 mm into an ironAcarbon alloy that initially contains 0.00 wt9 #. -he surface concentration is to be
maintained at 1./0 wt9 #( and the treatment is to be conducted at 1000°#. "se the diffusion data for γ->e in
-able ..0.
Solution
In o#de# to sol-e t'is \$#o+le it is fi#st ne!essa#) to use E6uation 5.53

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

&'e#ein% #
x
8 9.55% #
9
8 9.,9% #
s
8 1..9% and x 8 , 8 , × 19
-.
. T'us%

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8
9.55 − 9.,9
1..9 − 9.,9
8 9.,,<. 8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

o#

e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

8 1 − 9.,,<. 8 9.<<,<
B) linea# inte#\$olation usin" data f#o Ta+le 5.1
7 e#f/ 7 0
9.:5 9.<<9<
7 9.<<,<
9.?9 9.<?<9

7 − 9.:59
9.?99 − 9.:59
8
9.<<,< − 9.<<9<
9.<?<9 − 9.<<9<
@#o &'i!'

7 8 9.:55 8
x
, 5t
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No&% f#o Ta+le 5.,% at 1999°C /1,<. D0

5 8 /,.. × 19
-5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
15:% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol- D0/1,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 1.?. × 19
-11

,
;s
T'us%

9.:55 8
, × 19
−.

/,0 /1.?. × 19
−11

,
;s0 /t0
Sol-in" fo# t )ields
t 8 <.1 × 19
5
s 8 1?.< '
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5.1, An >## iron-carbon alloy initially containin\$ 0./. wt9 # is exposed to an oxy\$en-rich and
%irtually carbon-free atmosphere at 1200 B )1107°#*. "nder these circumstances the carbon diffuses from the
alloy and reacts at the surface with the oxy\$en in the atmosphere& that is( the carbon concentration at the surface
position is maintained essentially at 0 wt9 #. )-his process of carbon depletion is termed de!a#+u#i>ation.* At
what position will the carbon concentration be 0.1. wt9 after a 10-h treatment, -he %alue of 5 at 1200 B is !.
× 10
-11
m
0
1s.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s t'at &e dete#ine t'e \$osition at &'i!' t'e !a#+on !on!ent#ation is 9.15 &tA afte# a
19-' 'eat t#eatent at 1.,5 D &'en #
9
8 9..5 &tA C. @#o E6uation 5.5

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8
9.15 − 9..5
9 − 9..5
8 9.5<15 8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

T'us%

e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

8 9.5,:7
Usin" data in Ta+le 5.1 and linea# inte#\$olation
7 e#f / 70
9.59 9.5,:5
7 9.5,:7
9.55 9.5<55

7 − 9.59
9.55 − 9.59
8
9.5,:7 − 9.5,:5
9.5<55 − 9.5,:5
And%
7 8 9.599,
1'i!' eans t'at
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x
, 5t
8 9.599,
And% finall)

x 8 ,/9.599,0 5t 8 /9.:9950 /7.? × 19
−11

,
;s0/ ..7 × 19
5
s0
8 1.,7 × 19
-.

8 1.,7
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJiffusion Jesi"nK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. Ente# t'e "i-en data in left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s. In t'e &indo& +elo& t'e la+el IJ LalueK ente#
t'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ientM-i>. I7.?e-11K.
,. In t'e &indo& 2ust +elo& t'e la+el IInitial% C9K ente# t'e initial !on!ent#ationM-i>. I9..5K.
.. In t'e &indo& t'e lies +elo& ISu#fa!e% CsK ente# t'e su#fa!e !on!ent#ationM-i>. I9K.
5. T'en in t'e IJiffusion Tie tK &indo& ente# t'e tie in se!onds4 in 19 ' t'e#e a#e /79 s;in0/79
in;'0/19 '0 8 .7%999 sMso ente# t'e -alue I..7e5K.
5. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo& !li!* on t'e +utton la+eled IAdd !u#-eK.
7. On t'e #i"'t \$o#tion of t'e s!#een &ill a\$\$ea# a !on!ent#ation \$#ofile fo# t'is \$a#ti!ula# diffusion
situation. A diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so# &ill a\$\$ea# at t'e u\$\$e# left-'and !o#ne# of t'e #esultin" !u#-e. Cli!* and
d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e !u#-e to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e nu+e# +elo& ICon!ent#ation3K #eads I9.15 &tAK. T'en
#ead t'e -alue unde# t'e IJistan!e3K. @o# t'is \$#o+le% t'is -alue /t'e solution to t'e \$#o+le0 is #an"es +et&een
1.,5 and 1..9 .
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.1. Citro\$en from a \$aseous phase is to be diffused into pure iron at 700°#. Df the surface
concentration is maintained at 0.1 wt9 C( what will be the concentration 1 mm from the surface after 10 h, -he
diffusion coefficient for nitro\$en in iron at 700°# is 0.. × 10
-11
m
0
1s.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s us to !o\$ute t'e nit#o"en !on!ent#ation /#
x
0 at t'e 1 \$osition afte# a 19 '
diffusion tie% &'en diffusion is nonstead)-state. @#o E6uation 5.5

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8
#
x
− 9
9.1 − 9
8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

8 1 − e#f
19
−.

/,0 /,.5 × 19
−11

,
;s0 /19 '0/.799 s ; '0

¸

1
]
1
1
8 1 N e#f /9.5,<0
Usin" data in Ta+le 5.1 and linea# inte#\$olation
7 e#f / 7 0
9.599 9.5,95
9.5,< y
9.559 9.57..

9.5,< − 9.599
9.559 − 9.599
8
y − 9.5,95
9.57.. − 9.5,95
f#o &'i!'
y 8 e#f /9.5,<0 8 9.55.7
T'us%

#
x
− 9
9.1 − 9
8 1.9 − 9.55.7
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
T'is e(\$#ession "i-es
#
x
8 9.957 &tA N
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJiffusion Jesi"nK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. Ente# t'e "i-en data in left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s. In t'e &indo& +elo& t'e la+el IJ LalueK ente#
t'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ientM-i>. I,.5e-11K.
,. In t'e &indo& 2ust +elo& t'e la+el IInitial% C9K ente# t'e initial !on!ent#ationM-i>. I9K.
.. In t'e &indo& t'e lies +elo& ISu#fa!e% CsK ente# t'e su#fa!e !on!ent#ationM-i>. I9.1K.
5. T'en in t'e IJiffusion Tie tK &indo& ente# t'e tie in se!onds4 in 19 ' t'e#e a#e /79 s;in0/79
in;'0/19 '0 8 .7%999 sMso ente# t'e -alue I..7e5K.
5. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo& !li!* on t'e +utton la+eled IAdd !u#-eK.
7. On t'e #i"'t \$o#tion of t'e s!#een &ill a\$\$ea# a !on!ent#ation \$#ofile fo# t'is \$a#ti!ula# diffusion
situation. A diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so# &ill a\$\$ea# at t'e u\$\$e# left-'and !o#ne# of t'e #esultin" !u#-e. Cli!* and
d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e !u#-e to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e nu+e# +elo& IJistan!e3K #eads I1.99 K. T'en #ead
t'e -alue unde# t'e ICon!ent#ation3K. @o# t'is \$#o+le% t'is -alue /t'e solution to t'e \$#o+le0 is 9.95 &tA.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.15 #onsider a diffusion couple composed of two semi-infinite solids of the same metal( and that each
side of the diffusion couple has a different concentration of the same elemental impurity& furthermore( assume
each impurity le%el is constant throu\$hout its side of the diffusion couple. >or this situation( the solution to >ickEs
second law )assumin\$ that the diffusion coefficient for the impurity is independent of concentration*( is as follows:

#
x
8
#
1
= #
,
,
¸
¸

_
,

#
1
− #
,
,
¸
¸

_
,

e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

)..1.*
Dn this expression( when the x F 0 position is taken as the initial diffusion couple interface( then #1 is the impurity
concentration for x G 0& likewise( #0 is the impurity content for x H 0.
A diffusion couple composed of two sil%er-\$old alloys is formed& these alloys ha%e compositions of 8 wt
9 A\$A0 wt9 Au and . wt9 A\$A. wt9 Au. 5etermine the time this diffusion couple must be heated at 7.0I# )100/
B* in order for the composition to be 0.. wt9 Au at the .0 mm position into the 0 wt9 Au side of the diffusion
couple. <reexponential and acti%ation ener\$y %alues for Au diffusion in A\$ are 8.. × 10
A.
m
0
1s and 000(100 41mol(
respecti%ely.
Solution
@o# t'is \$latinu-"old diffusion !ou\$le fo# &'i!' #
1
8 5 &tA Au and #
,
8 , &tA Au% &e a#e as*ed to
dete#ine t'e diffusion tie at <59°C t'at &ill "i-e a !o\$osition of ,.5 &tA Au at t'e 59 µ \$osition. T'us% fo#
t'is \$#o+le% E6uation 5.15 ta*es t'e fo#

,.5 8
5 + ,
,
¸
¸

_
,

5 − ,
,
¸
¸

_
,

e#f
59 × 19
−7

, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

It no& +e!oes ne!essa#) to !o\$ute t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient at <59°C /19,. D0 "i-en t'at 5
9
8 :.5 × 19
-5

,
;s
and ?
d
8 ,9,%199 C;ol. @#o E6uation 5.: &e 'a-e

5 8 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 /:.5 × 19
-5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
,9,%199 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol − D0/19,. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.9. × 19
-15

,
;s
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
Su+stitution of t'is -alue into t'e a+o-e e6uation leads to

,.5 8
5 + ,
,
¸
¸

_
,

5 − ,
,
¸
¸

_
,
e#f
59 × 19
−7

, /5.9. × 19
−15

,
;s0 /t0

¸

1
]
1
1
T'is e(\$#ession #edu!es to t'e follo&in" fo#3

9.777< 8 e#f
.?..: s
t
¸
¸

_
,

Usin" data in Ta+le 5.1% it is ne!essa#) to dete#ine t'e -alue of 7 fo# &'i!' t'e e##o# fun!tion is 9.777< 1e use
linea# inte#\$olation as follo&s3
7 e#f / 70
9.759 9.75,9
y 9.777<
9.<99 9.7<<:

y − 9.759
9.<99 − 9.759
8
9.777< − 9.75,9
9.7<<: − 9.75,9
f#o &'i!'

y 8 9.7:55 8
.?..: s
t
And% sol-in" fo# t "i-es
t 8 ...1 × 19
5
s 8 ?, '
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.15 >or a steel alloy it has been determined that a carburi7in\$ heat treatment of 10-h duration will
raise the carbon concentration to 0.2. wt9 at a point 0.. mm from the surface. ;stimate the time necessary to
achie%e the same concentration at a ..0-mm position for an identical steel and at the same carburi7in\$
temperature.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le !alls fo# an estiate of t'e tie ne!essa#) to a!'ie-e a !a#+on !on!ent#ation of 9.55 &tA at
a \$oint 5.9 f#o t'e su#fa!e. @#o E6uation 5.7+%

x
,
5t
8 !onstant
But sin!e t'e te\$e#atu#e is !onstant% so also is 5 !onstant% and

x
,
t
8 !onstant
o#

x
1
,
t
1
8
x
,
,
t
,
T'us%

/,.5 0
,
19 '
8
/5.9 0
,
t
,
f#o &'i!'
t
,
8 59 '
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
Factors That Influence Diffusion
5.17 #ite the %alues of the diffusion coefficients for the interdiffusion of carbon in both J-iron )B##* and
K-iron )>##* at 00L#. +hich is lar\$er, ;xplain why this is the case.
Solution
1e a#e as*ed to !o\$ute t'e diffusion !oeffi!ients of C in +ot' α and γ i#on at ?99°C. Usin" t'e data in
Ta+le 5.,%

5
α
8 /7., × 19
-<

,
;s0 e(\$ −
:9% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/11<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 1.7? × 19
-19

,
;s

5
γ
8 /,.. × 19
-5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
15:% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/11<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.:7 × 19
-1,

,
;s
T'e 5 fo# diffusion of C in BCC α i#on is la#"e#% t'e #eason +ein" t'at t'e atoi! \$a!*in" fa!to# is
salle# t'an fo# @CC γ i#on /9.7: -e#sus 9.<5MSe!tion ..504 t'is eans t'at t'e#e is sli"'tl) o#e inte#stitial -oid
s\$a!e in t'e BCC @e% and% t'e#efo#e% t'e otion of t'e inte#stitial !a#+on atos o!!u#s o#e easil).
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.1< "sin\$ the data in -able ..0( compute the %alue of 5 for the diffusion of 7inc in copper at !.0I#.
Solution
In!o#\$o#atin" t'e a\$\$#o\$#iate data f#o Ta+le 5., into E6uation 5.: leads to

5 8 /,.5 × 19
-5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
1:?% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/759 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.: × 19
-17

,
;s
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJ -s 1;T PlotK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. In t'e left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s% !li!* on t'e IOn-CuK \$ai# unde# t'e IJiffusin" S\$e!iesK-IHost
,. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo&% !li!* t'e IAdd Cu#-eK +utton.
.. A lo" J -e#sus 1;T \$lot t'en a\$\$ea#s% &it' a line fo# t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e of t'e diffusion
!oeffi!ient fo# On in Cu. No& unde# ITe\$ Ran"eK in t'e +o(es a\$\$ea#in" +elo& IT Ma(K !'an"e t'e te\$e#atu#e
to eit'e# I759K C o# I?,.K D. At t'e to\$ of t'is !u#-e is a diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so#. Cli!*-and-d#a" t'is !u#so#
do&n t'e line to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e ent#) unde# t'e ITe\$e#atu#e /T03K la+el #eads ?,. D /inasu!' as t'is is
t'e Del-in e6ui-alent of 759PC0. @inall)% t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient -alue at t'is te\$e#atu#e is "i-en unde# t'e la+el
IJiff Coeff /J03K. @o# t'is \$#o+le% t'e -alue is 5.< × 19
-17

,
;s.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
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5.1: At what temperature will the diffusion coefficient for the diffusion of copper in nickel ha%e a %alue
of !.. × 10
-17
m
0
1s. "se the diffusion data in -able ..0.
Solution
Sol-in" fo# - f#o E6uation 5.?a

- 8 −
?
d
=/ln 5 − ln 5
9
0
and usin" t'e data f#o Ta+le 5., fo# t'e diffusion of Cu in Ni /i.e.% 5
9
8 ,.< × 19
-5

,
;s and ?
d
8 ,57%999
C;ol0 % &e "et

- 8 −
,57% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /7.5 × 19
-1<

,
;s0 − ln /,.< × 19
-5

,
;s0
[ ]
8 115, D 8 :<?°C
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJ -s 1;T PlotK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. In t'e left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s% t'e#e is a \$#eset set of data fo# se-e#al diffusion s)stes. Cli!*
on t'e +o( fo# &'i!' Cu is t'e diffusin" s\$e!ies and Ni is t'e 'ost etal. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo&% !li!*
,. A lo" J -e#sus 1;T \$lot t'en a\$\$ea#s% &it' a line fo# t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e of t'e diffusion
!oeffi!ient fo# Cu in Ni. At t'e to\$ of t'is !u#-e is a diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so#. Cli!*-and-d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e
line to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e ent#) unde# t'e IJiff Coeff /J03K la+el #eads 7.5 × 19
-1<

,
;s. T'e te\$e#atu#e at
&'i!' t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient 'as t'is -alue is "i-en unde# t'e la+el ITe\$e#atu#e /T03K. @o# t'is \$#o+le% t'e
-alue is 115. D.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.1? -he preexponential and acti%ation ener\$y for the diffusion of iron in cobalt are 1.1 × 10
-.
m
0
1s and
0./(/00 41mol( respecti%ely. At what temperature will the diffusion coefficient ha%e a %alue of 0.1 × 10
-12
m
0
1s,
Solution
@o# t'is \$#o+le &e a#e "i-en 5
9
/1.1 × 19
-5
0 and ?
d
/,5.%.99 C;ol0 fo# t'e diffusion of @e in Co% and
as*ed to !o\$ute t'e te\$e#atu#e at &'i!' 5 = ,.1 × 19
-15

,
;s. Sol-in" fo# - f#o E6uation 5.?a )ields

- 8
?
d
=/ln 5
9
− ln 50

8
,5.% .99 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /1.1 × 19
-5

,
;s0 - ln /,.1 × 19
-15

,
;s0
[ ]
8 151: D 8 1,55°C
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJ -s 1;T PlotK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. In t'e left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s% !li!* on t'e ICusto1K +o(.
,. In t'e !olun on t'e #i"'t-'and side of t'is &indo& ente# t'e data fo# t'is \$#o+le. In t'e &indo&
unde# IJ9K ente# \$#ee(\$onential -alueM-i>. I1.1e-5K. Ne(t 2ust +elo& t'e IQdK &indo& ente# t'e a!ti-ation
ene#") -alueM-i>. I,5...K. It is ne(t ne!essa#) to s\$e!if) a te\$e#atu#e #an"e o-e# &'i!' t'e data is to +e \$lotted.
T'e te\$e#atu#e at &'i!' 5 'as t'e sti\$ulated -alue is \$#o+a+l) +et&een 1999PC and 1599PC% so ente# I1999K in
t'e IT MinK +o( t'at is +eside ICK4 and siila#l) fo# t'e a(iu te\$e#atu#eMente# I1599K in t'e +o( +elo&
IT Ma(K.
.. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo&% !li!* t'e IAdd Cu#-eK +utton.
5. A lo" J -e#sus 1;T \$lot t'en a\$\$ea#s% &it' a line fo# t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e of t'e diffusion
!oeffi!ient fo# @e in Co. At t'e to\$ of t'is !u#-e is a diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so#. Cli!*-and-d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e
line to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e ent#) unde# t'e IJiff Coeff /J03K la+el #eads ,.1 × 19
-15

,
;s. T'e te\$e#atu#e at
&'i!' t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient 'as t'is -alue is "i-en unde# t'e la+el ITe\$e#atu#e /T03K. @o# t'is \$#o+le% t'e
-alue is 151? D.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,9 -he acti%ation ener\$y for the diffusion of carbon in chromium is 111(000 41mol. #alculate the
diffusion coefficient at 1100 B )807°#*( \$i%en that 5 at 1200 B )1107°#* is !.0. × 10
-11
m
0
1s.
Solution
To sol-e t'is \$#o+le it fi#st +e!oes ne!essa#) to sol-e fo# 5
9
f#o E6uation 5.: as

5
9
8 5 e(\$
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 /7.,5 × 19
-11

,
;s0e(\$
111% 999 C ; ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1599 D0

¸

1
]
1
8 :.< × 19
-<

,
;s
No&% sol-in" fo# 5 at 1199 D /a"ain usin" E6uation 5.:0 "i-es

5 8 /:.< × 19
-<

,
;s0e(\$ −
111% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1199 D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.7 × 19
-1,

,
;s
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,1 -he diffusion coefficients for iron in nickel are \$i%en at two temperatures:
- /B0 5 /m
,
;s0
107/ .2 M 10
A1!
127/ 0.2 M 10
A12
)a* 5etermine the %alues of 50 and the acti%ation ener\$y ?d.
)b* +hat is the ma\$nitude of 5 at 1100I# )1/7/ B*,
Solution
/a0 Usin" E6uation 5.?a% &e set u\$ t&o siultaneous e6uations &it' ?
d
and 5
9
as un*no&ns as follo&s3

ln 5
1
· ln5
9

?
d
=
1
-
1
¸
¸

_
,

ln 5
,
· ln5
9

?
d
=
1
-
,
¸
¸

_
,

No&% sol-in" fo# ?
d
in te#s of te\$e#atu#es -
1
and -
,
/1,<.

D and 15<.

D0 and 5
1
and 5
,
/?.5 × 19
-17
and ,.5
× 19
-15

,
;s0% &e "et

?
d
8 − =
ln 5
1
− ln 5
,
1
-
1

1
-
,

8 − /:..1 C;ol - D0
ln /?.5 × 19
-17
0 − ln /,.5 × 19
-15
0
[ ]
1
1,<. D

1
15<. D
8 ,5,%599 C;ol
No&% sol-in" fo# 5
9
f#o E6uation 5.: /and usin" t'e 1,<. D -alue of 50

5
9
8 5
1
e(\$
?
d
=-
1
¸
¸

_
,

E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

8 /?.5 × 19
-17

,
;s0e(\$
,5,% 599 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 ,., × 19
-5

,
;s
/+0 Usin" t'ese -alues of 5
9
and ?
d
% 5 at 1.<.

D is 2ust

5 8 /,., × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
,5,% 599 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1.<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.5 × 19
-15

,
;s
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJ9 and Qd f#o E(\$e#iental JataK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. In t'e left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s% ente# t'e t&o te\$e#atu#es f#o t'e ta+le in t'e +oo* /-i>.
I1,<.K and I15<.K% in t'e fi#st t&o +o(es unde# t'e !olun la+eled IT /D0K. Ne(t% ente# t'e !o##es\$ondin"
diffusion !oeffi!ient -alues /-i>. I?.5e-17K and I,.5e-15K0.
.. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo&% !li!* t'e IPlot dataK +utton.
5. A lo" J -e#sus 1;T \$lot t'en a\$\$ea#s% &it' a line fo# t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e fo# t'is diffusion
s)ste. At t'e to\$ of t'is &indo& a#e "i-e -alues fo# 5
9
and ?
d
4 fo# t'is s\$e!ifi! \$#o+le t'ese -alues a#e ,.1< ×
19
-5

,
;s and ,5, *C;ol% #es\$e!ti-el)
5. To sol-e t'e /+0 \$a#t of t'e \$#o+le &e utili>e t'e diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so# t'at is lo!ated at t'e to\$ of
t'e line on t'is \$lot. Cli!*-and-d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e line to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e ent#) unde# t'e
ITe\$e#atu#e /T03K la+el #eads I1.<.K. T'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient at t'is te\$e#atu#e is "i-en unde# t'e
la+el IJiff Coeff /J03K. @o# ou# \$#o+le% t'is -alue is 5.5 × 19
-15

,
;s.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,, -he diffusion coefficients for sil%er in copper are \$i%en at two temperatures:
- /L#0 5 /m
0
1s0
!.0 ... M 10
A1!
00 1./ M 10
A1/
)a* 5etermine the %alues of 50 and ?d.
)b* +hat is the ma\$nitude of 5 at 87.L#,
Solution
/a0 Usin" E6uation 5.?a% &e set u\$ t&o siultaneous e6uations &it' ?
d
and 5
9
as un*no&ns as follo&s3

ln 5
1
· ln5
9

?
d
=
1
-
1
¸
¸

_
,

ln 5
,
· ln5
9

?
d
=
1
-
,
¸
¸

_
,

Sol-in" fo# ?
d
in te#s of te\$e#atu#es -
1
and -
,
/?,.

D E759°CG and 11<.

D E?99°CG0 and 5
1
and 5
,
/5.5 × 19
-
17
and 1.. × 19
-1.

,
;s0% &e "et

?
d
8 − =
ln 5
1
− ln 5
,
1
-
1

1
-
,

8 −
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /5.5 × 19
-17
0 − ln /1.. × 19
-1.
0
[ ]
1
?,. D

1
11<. D
8 1?7%<99 C;ol
No&% sol-in" fo# 5
9
f#o E6uation 5.: /and usin" t'e 759°C -alue of 50

5
9
8 5
1
e(\$
?
d
=-
1
¸
¸

_
,

E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

8 /5.5 × 19
-17

,
;s0e(\$
1?7% <99 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/?,. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 <.5 × 19
-5

,
;s
/+0 Usin" t'ese -alues of 5
9
and ?
d
% 5 at 115:

D /:<5°C0 is 2ust

5 8 /<.5 × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
1?7% <99 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/115: D0

¸

1
]
1
8 :.. × 19
-15

,
;s
Cote: t'is \$#o+le a) also +e sol-ed usin" t'e IJiffusionK odule in t'e @3S; soft&a#e. O\$en t'e IJiffusionK
odule% !li!* on t'e IJ9 and Qd f#o E(\$e#iental JataK su+odule% and t'en do t'e follo&in"3
1. In t'e left-'and &indo& t'at a\$\$ea#s% ente# t'e t&o te\$e#atu#es f#o t'e ta+le in t'e +oo* /!on-e#ted
f#o de"#ees Celsius to Del-ins0 /-i>. I?,.K /759PC0 and I11<.K /?99PC0% in t'e fi#st t&o +o(es unde# t'e !olun
la+eled IT /D0K. Ne(t% ente# t'e !o##es\$ondin" diffusion !oeffi!ient -alues /-i>. I5.5e-17K and I1..e-1.K0.
.. Ne(t% at t'e +otto of t'is &indo&% !li!* t'e IPlot dataK +utton.
5. A lo" J -e#sus 1;T \$lot t'en a\$\$ea#s% &it' a line fo# t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e fo# t'is diffusion
s)ste. At t'e to\$ of t'is &indo& a#e "i-e -alues fo# 5
9
and ?
d
4 fo# t'is s\$e!ifi! \$#o+le t'ese -alues a#e <.55 ×
19
-5

,
;s and 1?7 *C;ol% #es\$e!ti-el)
5. To sol-e t'e /+0 \$a#t of t'e \$#o+le &e utili>e t'e diaond-s'a\$ed !u#so# t'at is lo!ated at t'e to\$ of
t'e line on t'is \$lot. Cli!*-and-d#a" t'is !u#so# do&n t'e line to t'e \$oint at &'i!' t'e ent#) unde# t'e
ITe\$e#atu#e /T03K la+el #eads I115:K /i.e.% :<5PC0. T'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient at t'is te\$e#atu#e is
"i-en unde# t'e la+el IJiff Coeff /J03K. @o# ou# \$#o+le% t'is -alue is :.? × 19
-15

,
;s.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,. Below is shown a plot of the lo\$arithm )to the base 10* of the diffusion coefficient %ersus reciprocal
of the absolute temperature( for the diffusion of iron in chromium. 5etermine %alues for the acti%ation ener\$y and
preexponential.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s us to dete#ine t'e -alues of ?
d
and 5
9
fo# t'e diffusion of @e in C# f#o t'e \$lot of
lo" 5 -e#sus 1;-. A!!o#din" to E6uation 5.?+ t'e slo\$e of t'is \$lot is e6ual to

?
d
,..=
/#at'e# t'an

?
d
=
sin!e &e a#e usin" lo" 5 #at'e# t'an ln 50 and t'e inte#!e\$t at 1;- 8 9 "i-es t'e -alue of lo" 5
9
. T'e slo\$e is e6ual
to

slo\$e 8
∆ /lo" 50

1
-
¸
¸

_
,

8
lo" 5
1
− lo" 5
,
1
-
1

1
-
,
Ta*in" 1;-
1
and 1;-
,
as 9.75 × 19
-.
and 9.79 × 19
-.
D
-1
% #es\$e!ti-el)% t'en t'e !o##es\$ondin" -alues of 5
1
and 5
,
a#e ,.:1 × 19
-17
and 1.:, × 19
-15
% as noted in t'e fi"u#e +elo&.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
T'e -alues of lo" 5
1
and lo" 5
,
a#e N15.79 and N15.<5% and t'e#efo#e%

?
d
8 −,.. = /slo\$e0

?
d
8 −,.. =
lo" 5
1
− lo" 5
,
1
-
1

1
-
,

8 − /,..0/:..1 C;ol- D0
−15.79 − /−15.<50
/9.75 × 19
−.
− 9.79 × 19
−.
0 D
−1

¸

1
]
1
8 .,?%999 C;ol
Rat'e# t'an t#)in" to a*e a "#a\$'i!al e(t#a\$olation to dete#ine 5
9
% a o#e a!!u#ate -alue is o+tained
anal)ti!all) usin" E6uation 5.?+ ta*in" a s\$e!ifi! -alue of +ot' 5 and - /f#o 1;-0 f#o t'e \$lot "i-en in t'e
\$#o+le4 fo# e(a\$le% 5 8 1.9 × 19
-15

,
;s at - 8 17,7 D /1;- 8 9.715 × 19
-.
D
-1
0. T'e#efo#e

5
9
8 5 e(\$
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 /1.9 × 19
-15

,
;s0e(\$
.,?% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/17,7 D0

¸

1
]
1
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
8 ..<5 × 19
-5

,
;s
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,5 #arbon is allowed to diffuse throu\$h a steel plate 1. mm thick. -he concentrations of carbon at the
two faces are 0.!. and 0./0 k\$ #1m
/
>e( which are maintained constant. Df the preexponential and acti%ation
ener\$y are !.0 × 10
-7
m
0
1s and 80(000 41mol( respecti%ely( compute the temperature at which the diffusion flux is
1.2/ × 10
-
k\$1m
0
-s.
Solution
Co+inin" E6uations 5.. and 5.: )ields

4 8 −5
∆#
∆x

8 −5
9
∆#
∆x
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

Sol-in" fo# - f#o t'is e(\$#ession leads to

- 8
?
d
=
¸
¸

_
,

1
ln −
5
9
∆#
4 ∆x
¸
¸

_
,

And in!o#\$o#ation of -alues \$#o-ided in t'e \$#o+le stateent )ields

8
:9% 999 C;ol
:..1 C;ol - D
¸
¸

_
,

1
ln
/7., × 19
−<

,
;s0/9.75 *";
.
− 9..9 *";
.
0
/1.5. × 19
−?
*";
,
- s0/15 × 19
−.
0

¸

1
]
1
8 1955 D 8 <<1°C
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,5 -he steady-state diffusion flux throu\$h a metal plate is ..2 × 10
-10
k\$1m
0
-s at a temperature of 707°#
)1000 B* and when the concentration \$radient is -/.0 k\$1m
2
. #alculate the diffusion flux at 1007°# )1/00 B* for
the same concentration \$radient and assumin\$ an acti%ation ener\$y for diffusion of 10.(000 41mol.
Solution
In o#de# to sol-e t'is \$#o+le% &e ust fi#st !o\$ute t'e -alue of 5
9
f#o t'e data "i-en at <,<°C /1999
D04 t'is #e6ui#es t'e !o+inin" of +ot' E6uations 5.. and 5.: as

4 8 −5
∆#
∆x

8 −5
9
∆#
∆x
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

Sol-in" fo# 5
9
f#o t'e a+o-e e(\$#ession "i-es

5
9
8 −
4
∆#
∆x
e(\$
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 −
5.5 × 19
−19
*";
,
- s
−.59 *" ;
5
¸
¸

_
,
e(\$
1,5% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1999 D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.,7 × 19
-7

,
;s
T'e -alue of t'e diffusion flu( at 1.99 D a) +e !o\$uted usin" t'ese sae t&o e6uations as follo&s3

4 8 −5
9
∆#
∆ x
¸
¸

_
,

e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 −/5.,7 × 19
-7

,
;s0/−.59 *";
5
0e(\$ −
1,5% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1.99 D0

¸

1
]
1
8 1.<5 × 19
-:
*";
,
-s
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,7 At approximately what temperature would a specimen of γ-iron ha%e to be carburi7ed for 0 h to
produce the same diffusion result as at 00°# for 1. h,
Solution
To sol-e t'is \$#o+le it is ne!essa#) to e\$lo) E6uation 5.<

5t 8 !onstant
1'i!'% fo# t'is \$#o+le% ta*es t'e fo#

5
?99
t
?99
8 5
T
t
T
At ?99°C% and usin" t'e data f#o Ta+le 5.,% fo# t'e diffusion of !a#+on in γ-i#onMi.e.%
5
9
8 ,.. × 19
-5

,
;s
?
d
8 15:%999 C;ol
t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient is e6ual to

5
?99
8 /,.. × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
15:% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/?99 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.? × 19
-1,

,
;s
T'us% f#o t'e a+o-e e6uation

/5.? × 19
-1,

,
;s0/15 '0 8 5
T
/, '0
And% sol-in" fo# 5
T

5
T
8
/5.? × 19
-1,

,
;s0/15 '0
, '
8 5.5. × 19
-11

,
;s
No&% sol-in" fo# - f#o E6uation 5.?a "i-es

- 8 −
?
d
=/ln 5
T
− ln 5
9
0
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

8 −
15:% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /5.5. × 19
-11

,
;s0 − ln /,.. × 19
-5

,
;s0
[ ]
8 1.5.

D 8 19:9°C
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,< )a* #alculate the diffusion coefficient for copper in aluminum at .00I#.
)b* +hat time will be re8uired at !00I# to produce the same diffusion result )in terms of concentration at
a specific point* as for 10 h at .00I#,
Solution
/a0 1e a#e as*ed to !al!ulate t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient fo# Cu in Al at 599°C. Usin" t'e data in Ta+le 5.,
and E6uation 5.:

5 8 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

8 /7.5 × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
1.7% 999 C ; ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/599 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.15 × 19
-15

,
;s
/+0 T'is \$o#tion of t'e \$#o+le !alls fo# t'e tie #e6ui#ed at 799°C to \$#odu!e t'e sae diffusion #esult
as fo# 19 ' at 599°C. E6uation 5.< is e\$lo)ed as

5
599
t
599
8 5
799
t
799
No&% f#o E6uation 5.: t'e -alue of t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient at 799°C is !al!ulated as

5
799
8 /7.5 × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
1.7% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/799 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 5.7? × 19
-1.

,
;s
T'us%

t
799
8
5
599
t
599
5
799

8
/5.15 × 19
−15

,
;s0/19 '0
/5.7? × 19
−1.

,
;s0
8 9.:: '
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,: A copper-nickel diffusion couple similar to that shown in >i\$ure ..1a is fashioned. After a 700-h
heat treatment at 1100°# )1/7/ B* the concentration of #u is 0.. wt9 at the /.0-mm position within the nickel. At
what temperature must the diffusion couple need to be heated to produce this same concentration )i.e.( 0.. wt9
#u* at a 0.0-mm position after 700 h, -he preexponential and acti%ation ener\$y for the diffusion of #u in Ci are
\$i%en in -able ..0.
Solution
In o#de# to dete#ine t'e te\$e#atu#e to &'i!' t'e diffusion !ou\$le ust +e 'eated so as to \$#odu!e a
!on!ent#ation of ,.5 &tA Ni at t'e ,.9- \$osition% &e ust fi#st utili>e E6uation 5.7+ &it' tie t +ein" a
!onstant. T'at is

x
,
5
8 !onstant
O#

x
1199
,
5
1199
8
x
T
,
5
T
No&% sol-in" fo# 5
T
f#o t'is e6uation% )ields

5
T
8
x
T
,
5
1199
x
1199
,
and in!o#\$o#atin" t'e te\$e#atu#e de\$enden!e of 5
1199

utili>in" E6uation /5.:0% #eali>in" t'at fo# t'e diffusion of
Cu in Ni /Ta+le 5.,0
5
9
8 ,.< × 19
-5

,
;s
?
d
8 ,57%999 C;ol
t'en

5
T
8
x
T
,
( )
5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

¸

1
]
1
x
1199
,

8
/, 0
,
/,.< × 19
−5

,
;s0e(\$ −
,57% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1.<. D0
¸
¸

_
,

¸

1
]
1
1
/. 0
,
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
8 ,.17 × 19
-15

,
;s
1e no& need to find t'e - at &'i!' 5 'as t'is -alue. T'is is a!!o\$lis'ed +) #ea##an"in" E6uation 5.?a and
sol-in" fo# - as

- 8
?
d
= /ln5
9
− ln50

8
,57% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /,.< × 19
-5

,
;s0 − ln /,.17 × 19
-15

,
;s0
[ ]
8 1.,5 D 8 195,°C
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.,? A diffusion couple similar to that shown in >i\$ure ..1a is prepared usin\$ two hypothetical metals A
and B. After a /0-h heat treatment at 1000 B )and subse8uently coolin\$ to room temperature* the concentration of
A in B is /.0 wt9 at the 1...-mm position within metal B. Df another heat treatment is conducted on an identical
diffusion couple( only at 800 B for /0 h( at what position will the composition be /.0 wt9 A, Assume that the
preexponential and acti%ation ener\$y for the diffusion coefficient are 1.8 × 10
-.
m
0
1s and 1.0(000 41mol(
respecti%ely.
Solution
In o#de# to dete#ine t'e \$osition &it'in t'e diffusion !ou\$le at &'i!' t'e !on!ent#ation of A in B is ..,
&tA% &e ust e\$lo) E6uation 5.7+ &it' t !onstant. T'at is

x
,
5
8 !onstant
O#

x
:99
,
5
:99
8
x
1999
,
5
1999
It is fi#st ne!essa#) to !o\$ute -alues fo# +ot' 5
:99
and 5
1999
4 t'is is a!!o\$lis'ed usin" E6uation 5.: as
follo&s3

5
:99
8 /1.: × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
15,% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/:99D0

¸

1
]
1
8 ,.1, × 19
-15

,
;s

5
1999
8 /1.: × 19
-5

,
;s0e(\$ −
15,% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/1999 D0

¸

1
]
1
8 ,.95 × 19
-1.

,
;s
No&% sol-in" t'e a+o-e e(\$#ession fo# x
:99
)ields
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

x
:99
8 x
1999
5
:99
5
1999

8 /15.5 0
,.1, × 19
−15

,
;s
,.95 × 19
−1.

,
;s
8 1.7
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5..9 -he outer surface of a steel \$ear is to be hardened by increasin\$ its carbon content. -he carbon is
to be supplied from an external carbon-rich atmosphere( which is maintained at an ele%ated temperature. A
diffusion heat treatment at 8.0°# )110/ B* for 10 min increases the carbon concentration to 0.0 wt9 at a
position 1.0 mm below the surface. ;stimate the diffusion time re8uired at !.0°# )0/ B* to achie%e this same
concentration also at a 1.0-mm position. Assume that the surface carbon content is the same for both heat
treatments( which is maintained constant. "se the diffusion data in -able ..0 for # diffusion in α->e.
Solution
In o#de# to !o\$ute t'e diffusion tie at 759°C to \$#odu!e a !a#+on !on!ent#ation of 9.?9 &tA at a
\$osition 1.9 +elo& t'e su#fa!e &e ust e\$lo) E6uation 5.7+ &it' \$osition /x0 !onstant4 t'at is
5t 8 !onstant
O#

5
:59
t
:59
8 5
759
t
759
In addition% it is ne!essa#) to !o\$ute -alues fo# +ot' 5
:59
and 5
759
usin" E6uation 5.:. @#o Ta+le 5.,% fo# t'e
diffusion of C in α-@e% ?
d
8 :9%999 C;ol and 5
9
8 7., × 19
-<

,
;s. T'e#efo#e%

5
:59
8 /7., × 19
-<

,
;s0e(\$ −
:9% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/:59 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 1.1< × 19
-19

,
;s

5
759
8 /7., × 19
-<

,
;s0e(\$ −
:9% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/759 + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1
8 1.:. × 19
-11

,
;s
No&% sol-in" t'e o#i"inal e6uation fo# t
759
"i-es

t
759
8
5
:59
t
:59
5
759
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

8
/1.1< × 19
−19

,
;s0/19 in0
1.:. × 19
−11

,
;s
8 7..? in
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5..1 An >## iron-carbon alloy initially containin\$ 0.00 wt9 # is carburi7ed at an ele%ated temperature
and in an atmosphere wherein the surface carbon concentration is maintained at 1.0 wt9. Df after 2.. h the
concentration of carbon is 0./. wt9 at a position 2.0 mm below the surface( determine the temperature at which
the treatment was carried out.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s us to !o\$ute t'e te\$e#atu#e at &'i!' a nonstead)-state 5?.5 ' diffusion anneal &as
!a##ied out in o#de# to "i-e a !a#+on !on!ent#ation of 9..5 &tA C in @CC @e at a \$osition 5.9 +elo& t'e
su#fa!e. @#o E6uation 5.5

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8
9..5 − 9.,9
1.9 − 9.,9
8 9.1:<5 8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

O#

e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

8 9.:1,5
No& it +e!oes ne!essa#)% usin" t'e data in Ta+le 5.1 and linea# inte#\$olation% to dete#ine t'e -alue of

x
, 5t
.
T'us
7 e#f / 7 0
9.?9 9.<?<9
y 9.:1,5
9.?5 9.:,9?

y − 9.?9
9.?5 − 9.?9
8
9.:1,5 − 9.<?<9
9.:,9? − 9.<?<9
@#o &'i!'
y 8 9.?.,5
T'us%

x
, 5t
8 9.?.,5
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
And sin!e t 8 5?.5 ' /1<:%,99 s0 and x 8 5.9 /5.9 × 19
-.
0% sol-in" fo# 5 f#o t'e a+o-e e6uation )ields

5 8
x
,
/5t0/9.?.,50
,

8
/5.9 × 19
−.
0
,
/50/1<:% ,99 s0/9.:7?0
8 ,.5: × 19
-11

,
;s
No&% in o#de# to dete#ine t'e te\$e#atu#e at &'i!' 5 'as t'e a+o-e -alue% &e ust e\$lo) E6uation 5.?a4
sol-in" t'is e6uation fo# - )ields

- 8
?
d
= /ln5
9
− ln50
@#o Ta+le 5.,% 5
9
and ?
d
fo# t'e diffusion of C in @CC @e a#e ,.. × 19
-5

,
;s and 15:%999 C;ol% #es\$e!ti-el).
T'e#efo#e

- 8
15:% 999 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0 ln /,.. × 19
-5

,
;s0 - ln /,.5: × 19
-11

,
;s0
[ ]
8 1.99 D 8 19,<°C
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
Diffusion in Semiconducting Materials
5.., <hosphorus atoms are to be diffused into a silicon wafer usin\$ both predeposition and dri%e-in heat
treatments& the back\$round concentration of < in this silicon material is known to be . × 10
1
atoms1m
/
. -he
predeposition treatment is to be conducted at .0L# for 2. minutes& the surface concentration of < is to be
maintained at a constant le%el of 1.. × 10
0!
atoms1m
/
. 5ri%e-in diffusion will be carried out at 1000L# for a
period of 0.. h. >or the diffusion of < in Si( %alues of ?d and 50 are /.20 e@ and 1.1 × 10
-2
m
0
1s( respecti%ely.
)a* #alculate the %alue of ?0.
)b* 5etermine the %alue of x' for the dri%e-in diffusion treatment.
)c* Also for the dri%e-in treatment( compute the position x at which the concentration of < atoms is 10
02
m
-
/
.
Solution
/a0 @o# t'is \$o#tion of t'e \$#o+le &e a#e as*ed to dete#ine t'e -alue of ?
9
. T'is is \$ossi+le usin"
E6uation 5.1,. Ho&e-e#% it is fi#st ne!essa#) to dete#ine t'e -alue of 5 fo# t'e \$#ede\$osition t#eatent E5
p
at -
p
8 ?59RC /1,,. D0G usin" E6uation 5.:. T'us

5
p
· 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
k-
p
¸
¸

_
,

· /1.1 × 19
−5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
..59 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL; ato− D0/1,,. D0

¸

1
]
1

·1.9: × 19
−1:

,
;s
T'e -alue of ?
9
a) +e dete#ined as follo&s3

?
9
· ,#
s
5
p
t
p
π

· /,0/1.5 × 19
,7
atos ;
.
0
/1.9: × 19
−1:

,
;s0/55 in0/79 s ; in0
π
8

?.15 × 19
1:
atos ;
,
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
/+0 Co\$utation of t'e 2un!tion de\$t' #e6ui#es t'at &e use E6uation 5.1.. Ho&e-e#% +efo#e t'is is
\$ossi+le it is ne!essa#) to !al!ulate 5 at t'e te\$e#atu#e of t'e d#i-e-in t#eatent E5
d
at 1,99RC /15<. D0G. T'us%

5
d
· /1.1 × 19
−5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
..59 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL; ato− D0/15<. D0

¸

1
]
1

· ,.5: × 19
−17

,
;s
No& f#o E6uation 5.1.

x
'
· /55
d
t
d
0 ln
?
9
#
B
π5
d
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

¸

1
]
1
1
1; ,

· /50/,.5: × 19
−17

,
;s0/?999 s0 ln
?.15 × 19
1:
atos ;
,
/5 × 19
1?
atos ;
.
0 /π0/,.5: × 19
−17

,
;s0/?999 s0

¸

1
]
1
1
¹
'
¹
¹
¹
¹
)
¹
¹
¹
1; ,

· 1.,1 × 19
−5
· 1,.1 µ
/!0 @o# a !on!ent#ation of 19
,5
P atos;
.
fo# t'e d#i-e-in t#eatent% &e !o\$ute t'e -alue of x usin"
E6uation 5.11. Ho&e-e#% it is fi#st ne!essa#) to ani\$ulate E6uation 5.11 so t'at x is t'e de\$endent -a#ia+le.
Ta*in" natu#al lo"a#it's of +ot' sides leads to

ln#/x( t0 · ln
?
9
π5
d
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

x
,
55
d
t
d
No&% #ea##an"in" and sol-in" fo# x leads to

x · /55
d
t
d
0 ln
?
9
#/x( t0 π5
d
t
d

¸

1
]
1
1
¹
'
¹
¹
¹
¹
)
¹
¹
¹
1; ,
No&% in!o#\$o#atin" -alues fo# ?
9
and 5
d
dete#ined a+o-e and ta*in" #/x(t0 8 19
,5
P atos;
.
)ields
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

x · /50/,.5: × 19
−17
0/?9990 ln
?.15 × 19
1:
/19
,5
0 /π0/,.5: × 19
−17
0/?9990

¸

1
]
1
1
¹
'
¹
¹
¹
¹
)
¹
¹
¹
1; ,

· ...7 × 19
−7
· ...7 µ
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5... Aluminum atoms are to be diffused into a silicon wafer usin\$ both predeposition and dri%e-in heat
treatments& the back\$round concentration of Al in this silicon material is known to be / × 10
1
atoms1m
/
. -he
dri%e-in diffusion treatment is to be carried out at 10.0L# for a period of 2.0 h( which \$i%es a 'unction depth x' of
/.0 µm. #ompute the predeposition diffusion time at .0L# if the surface concentration is maintained at a
constant le%el of 0 × 10
0.
atoms1m
/
. >or the diffusion of Al in Si( %alues of ?d and 50 are /.21 e@ and 1./8 × 10
-2
m
0
1s( respecti%ely.N
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s t'at &e !o\$ute t'e tie fo# t'e \$#ede\$osition 'eat t#eatent fo# t'e diffusion of Al in
Si. In o#de# to do t'is it is ne!essa#) to dete#ine t'e -alue of ?
9
f#o E6uation 5.1.. Ho&e-e#% +efo#e doin" t'is
&e ust fi#st !al!ulate 5
d
% usin" E6uation 5.:. T'e#efo#e

5
d
· 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
k-
d
¸
¸

_
,

· /1..: × 19
−5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
..51 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL; ato− D0/1959°C + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1

· 1.5. × 19
−1<

,
;s
No&% sol-in" fo# ?
9

?
9
· #
B
π5
d
t
d
( )
e(\$
x
'
,
55
d
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

In t'e \$#o+le stateent &e a#e "i-en t'e follo&in" -alues3
#
B
8 . × 19
1?
atos;
.
t
d
8 5 ' /15%599 s0
x
'
8 ..9 µ 8 ..9 × 19
-7

T'e#efo#e% in!o#\$o#atin" t'ese -alues into t'e a+o-e e6uation )ields
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

?
9
· /. × 19
1?
atos ;
.
0 /π0/1.5. × 19
−1<

,
;s0/15% 599 s0
[ ]
e(\$
/..9 × 19
−7
0
,
/50/1.5. × 19
−1<

,
;s0/15% 599 s0

¸

1
]
1

· 1..5 × 19
1:
atos ;
,
1e a) no& !o\$ute t'e -alue of t
p
usin" E6uation 5.1,. Ho&e-e#% +efo#e t'is is \$ossi+le it is ne!essa#) to
dete#ine 5
p
/at ?59RC0 usin" E6uation 5.:. T'us

5
p
· /1..: × 19
−5

,
;s0 e(\$ −
..51 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL; ato− D0/?59°C + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1

· 1.,5 × 19
−1:

,
;s
No&% sol-in" fo# t
p
in E6uation 5.1, &e "et

t
p
·
π?
9
,
5#
s
,
5
p
And in!o#\$o#atin" t'e -alue of #
s
\$#o-ided in t'e \$#o+le stateent /, × 19
,5
atos;
.
0 as &ell as -alues fo# ?
9
and 5
p

t
p
·
π 1..5 × 19
1:
atos ;
,
( )
,
/50 , × 19
,5
atos ;
.
( )
,
/1.,5 × 19
−1:

,
;s0

· ,.:5 × 19
.
s · 5<.5 in
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
JESISN PROBLEMS
5.J1 Dt is desired to enrich the partial pressure of hydro\$en in a hydro\$en-nitro\$en \$as mixture for which
the partial pressures of both \$ases are 0.101/ 3<a )1 atm*. Dt has been proposed to accomplish this by passin\$
both \$ases throu\$h a thin sheet of some metal at an ele%ated temperature& inasmuch as hydro\$en diffuses throu\$h
the plate at a hi\$her rate than does nitro\$en( the partial pressure of hydro\$en will be hi\$her on the exit side of the
sheet. -he desi\$n calls for partial pressures of 0.070 3<a )0.7 atm* and 0.0000! 3<a )0.0 atm*( respecti%ely( for
hydro\$en and nitro\$en. -he concentrations of hydro\$en and nitro\$en )#
6
and #
C
( in mol1m
/
* in this metal are
functions of \$as partial pressures )p
6
0
and p
C
0
( in 3<a* and absolute temperature and are \$i%en by the followin\$
expressions:

#
H
· ,.5 × 19
.
p
H
,
e(\$ −
,<.: *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..1!a*

#
N
· ,.<5 × 19
−.
p
N
,
e(\$ −
.<.7 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..1!b*
>urthermore( the diffusion coefficients for the diffusion of these \$ases in this metal are functions of the absolute
temperature as follows:

5
H
/
,
;s0 ·1.5 × 19
−<
e(\$ −
1..5 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..17a*

5
N
/
,
;s0 · ..9 × 19
−<
e(\$ −
<7.15 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..17b*
Ds it possible to purify hydro\$en \$as in this manner, Df so( specify a temperature at which the process may be
carried out( and also the thickness of metal sheet that would be re8uired. Df this procedure is not possible( then
state the reason)s* why.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le !alls fo# us to as!e#tain &'et'e# o# not a ')d#o"en-nit#o"en "as i(tu#e a) +e en#i!'ed
&it' #es\$e!t to ')d#o"en \$a#tial \$#essu#e +) allo&in" t'e "ases to diffuse t'#ou"' a etal s'eet at an ele-ated
te\$e#atu#e. If t'is is \$ossi+le% t'e te\$e#atu#e and s'eet t'i!*ness a#e to +e s\$e!ified4 if su!' is not \$ossi+le%
t'en &e a#e to state t'e #easons &'). Sin!e t'is situation in-ol-es stead)-state diffusion% &e e\$lo) @i!*Hs fi#st la&%
E6uation 5... Inasu!' as t'e \$a#tial \$#essu#es on t'e 'i"'-\$#essu#e side of t'e s'eet a#e t'e sae% and t'e
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
\$#essu#e of ')d#o"en on t'e lo& \$#essu#e side is ..5 ties t'at of nit#o"en% and !on!ent#ations a#e \$#o\$o#tional to
t'e s6ua#e #oot of t'e \$a#tial \$#essu#e% t'e diffusion flu( of ')d#o"en 4
H
is t'e s6ua#e #oot of ..5 ties t'e diffusion
flu( of nit#o"en 4
N
--i.e.

4
H
· ..5 4
N
T'us% e6uatin" t'e @i!*Hs la& e(\$#essions in!o#\$o#atin" t'e "i-en e6uations fo# t'e diffusion !oeffi!ients and
!on!ent#ations in te#s of \$a#tial \$#essu#es leads to t'e follo&in"
4
H

·
1
∆x
×

/,.5 × 19
.
0 9.191. MPa − 9.9<9? MPa
( )
e(\$ −
,<.: *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

/1.5 × 19
−<

,
;s0e(\$ −
1..5 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

· ..5 4
N

·
..5
∆x
×

/,.<5 × 19
.
0 9.191. MPa − 9.9,9,7 MPa
( )
e(\$ −
.<.7 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

/..9 × 19
−<

,
;s0e(\$ −
<7.15 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

T'e ∆xHs !an!el out% &'i!' eans t'at t'e \$#o!ess is inde\$endent of s'eet t'i!*ness. No& sol-in" t'e a+o-e
e(\$#ession fo# t'e a+solute te\$e#atu#e - "i-es
- 8 .,.< D
&'i!' -alue is e(t#eel) 'i"' /su#el) a+o-e t'e eltin" \$oint of t'e etal0. T'us% su!' a diffusion \$#o!ess is not
possible.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.J, A \$as mixture is found to contain two diatomic A and B species for which the partial pressures of
both are 0.0.0!. 3<a )0.. atm*. -his mixture is to be enriched in the partial pressure of the A species by passin\$
both \$ases throu\$h a thin sheet of some metal at an ele%ated temperature. -he resultin\$ enriched mixture is to
ha%e a partial pressure of 0.0000! 3<a )0.0 atm* for \$as A( and 0.0101/ 3<a )0.1 atm* for \$as B. -he
concentrations of A and B )#A and #B( in mol1m
/
* are functions of \$as partial pressures )p
A
0
and p
B
0
( in 3<a* and
absolute temperature accordin\$ to the followin\$ expressions:

#
A
· ,99 p
A
,
e(\$ −
,5.9 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..18a*

#
B
· 1.9 × 19
−.
p
B
,
e(\$ −
.9.9 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..18b*
>urthermore( the diffusion coefficients for the diffusion of these \$ases in the metal are functions of the absolute
temperature as follows:

5
A
/
,
;s0 · 5.9 × 19
−<
e(\$ −
15.9 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..1a*

5
B
/
,
;s0 · ,.5 × 19
−7
e(\$ −
,5.9 *C;ol
=-
¸
¸

_
,
)..1b*
Ds it possible to purify the A \$as in this manner, Df so( specify a temperature at which the process may be carried
out( and also the thickness of metal sheet that would be re8uired. Df this procedure is not possible( then state the
reason)s* why.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le !alls fo# us to as!e#tain &'et'e# o# not an A
,
-B
,
"as i(tu#e a) +e en#i!'ed &it' #es\$e!t
to t'e A \$a#tial \$#essu#e +) allo&in" t'e "ases to diffuse t'#ou"' a etal s'eet at an ele-ated te\$e#atu#e. If t'is is
\$ossi+le% t'e te\$e#atu#e and s'eet t'i!*ness a#e to +e s\$e!ified4 if su!' is not \$ossi+le% t'en &e a#e to state t'e
#easons &'). Sin!e t'is situation in-ol-es stead)-state diffusion% &e e\$lo) @i!*Hs fi#st la&% E6uation 5...
Inasu!' as t'e \$a#tial \$#essu#es on t'e 'i"'-\$#essu#e side of t'e s'eet a#e t'e sae% and t'e \$#essu#e of A
,
on t'e
lo& \$#essu#e side is ,.9 ties t'at of B
,
% and !on!ent#ations a#e \$#o\$o#tional to t'e s6ua#e #oot of t'e \$a#tial
\$#essu#e% t'e diffusion flu( of A% 4
A
% is t'e s6ua#e #oot of ,.9 ties t'e diffusion flu( of nit#o"en 4
B
--i.e.

4
A
8 ,.9 4
B
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
T'us% e6uatin" t'e @i!*Hs la& e(\$#essions in!o#\$o#atin" t'e "i-en e6uations fo# t'e diffusion !oeffi!ients and
!on!ent#ations in te#s of \$a#tial \$#essu#es leads to t'e follo&in"
4
A

8
1
∆x
×

/,990 9.95975 MPa − 9.9,9,7 MPa
( )
e(\$ −
,5.9 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

/5.9 × 19
−<

,
;s0e(\$ −
15.9 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

· ,.9 4
B

8

,.9
∆x
×

/1.9 × 19
.
0 9.95975 MPa − 9.9191. MPa
( )
e(\$ −
.9.9 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

/,.5 × 19
−7

,
;s0e(\$ −
,5.9 *C
=-
¸
¸

_
,

T'e ∆xHs !an!el out% &'i!' eans t'at t'e \$#o!ess is inde\$endent of s'eet t'i!*ness. No& sol-in" t'e a+o-e
e(\$#ession fo# t'e a+solute te\$e#atu#e - "i-es
- 8 591 D /1,:°C0
T'us% it is \$ossi+le to !a##) out t'is \$#o!edu#e at 591 D o# 1,:°C.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
5.J. -he wear resistance of a steel shaft is to be impro%ed by hardenin\$ its surface. -his is to be
accomplished by increasin\$ the nitro\$en content within an outer surface layer as a result of nitro\$en diffusion into
the steel. -he nitro\$en is to be supplied from an external nitro\$en-rich \$as at an ele%ated and constant
temperature. -he initial nitro\$en content of the steel is 0.000 wt9( whereas the surface concentration is to be
maintained at 0..0 wt9. >or this treatment to be effecti%e( a nitro\$en content of 0.10 wt9 must be established at a
position 0.20 mm below the surface. Specify appropriate heat treatments in terms of temperature and time for
temperatures between 27.°# and !0.°#. -he preexponential and acti%ation ener\$y for the diffusion of nitro\$en in
iron are / × 10
-7
m
0
1s and 7!(1.0 41mol( respecti%ely( o%er this temperature ran\$e.
Solution
T'is is a nonstead)-state diffusion situation4 t'us% it is ne!essa#) to e\$lo) E6uation 5.5% utili>in" t'e
follo&in" -alues fo# t'e !on!ent#ation \$a#aete#s3
#
9
8 9.99, &tA N
#
s
8 9.59 &tA N
#
x
8 9.19 &tA N
T'e#efo#e

#
x
− #
9
#
s
− #
9
8
9.19 − 9.99,
9.59 − 9.99,

8 9.1?7: 8 1 − e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

And t'us

1 − 9.1?7: 8 9.:9., 8 e#f
x
, 5t
¸
¸

_
,

Usin" linea# inte#\$olation and t'e data \$#esented in Ta+le 5.1
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
7 e#f / 7 0
9.?999 9.<?<9
y 9.:9.,
9.?599 9.:,9?

9.:9., − 9.<?<9
9.:,9? − 9.<?<9
8
y − 9.?999
9.?599 − 9.?999
@#o &'i!'

y 8
x
, 5t
8 9.?1.9
T'e \$#o+le sti\$ulates t'at x 8 9.59 8 5.9 × 19
-5
. T'e#efo#e

5.9 × 19
−5

, 5t
8 9.?1.9
5t 8 5.:9 × 19
-:

,
@u#t'e#o#e% t'e diffusion !oeffi!ient de\$ends on te\$e#atu#e a!!o#din" to E6uation 5.:4 and% as sti\$ulated in t'e
\$#o+le stateent% 5
9
8 . × 19
-<

,
;s and ?
d
8 <7%159 C;ol. Hen!e

5t 8 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
=-
¸
¸

_
,

/t0 8 5.:9 × 19
-:

,

/..9 × 19
-<

,
;s0e(\$ −
<7%159 C;ol
/:..1 C;ol - D0/-0

¸

1
]
1
/t0 · 5.:9 × 19
−:

,
And sol-in" fo# t'e tie t
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

t /in s0 8
9.179
e(\$ −
?17..<
-
¸
¸

_
,

T'us% t'e #e6ui#ed diffusion tie a) +e !o\$uted fo# soe s\$e!ified te\$e#atu#e /in D0. Belo& a#e ta+ulated t
-alues fo# t'#ee diffe#ent te\$e#atu#es t'at lie &it'in t'e #an"e sti\$ulated in t'e \$#o+le.
Te\$e#atu#e Tie
/°C0 s '
599 ,,%599 7..
559 11%999 ..1
799 5:99 1.7
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
Diffusion in Semiconducting Materials
5.J5 One inte\$rated circuit desi\$n calls for the diffusion of arsenic into silicon wafers& the back\$round
concentration of As in Si is 0.. × 10
00
atoms1m
/
. -he predeposition heat treatment is to be conducted at 1000L#
for 2. minutes( with a constant surface concentration of 8 × 10
0!
As atoms1m
/
. At a dri%e-in treatment temperature
of 1100L#( determine the diffusion time re8uired for a 'unction depth of 1.0 µm. >or this system( %alues of ?d and
50 are 2.10 e@ and 0.0 × 10
-/
m
0
1s( respecti%ely.
Solution
T'is \$#o+le as*s t'at &e !o\$ute t'e d#i-e-in diffusion tie fo# a#seni! diffusion in sili!on. It is fi#st
ne!essa#) to dete#ine t'e -alue of ?
9
usin" E6uation 5.1,. But +efo#e t'is is \$ossi+le% t'e -alue of 5
p
at 1999RC
ust +e !o\$uted &it' t'e aid of E6uation 5.:. T'us%

5
p
· 5
9
e(\$ −
?
d
k-
p
¸
¸

_
,

· /,.,? × 19
−.

,
;s0 e(\$ −
5.19 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL;ato− D0/1999°C + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1

· 1..7 × 19
−1?

,
;s
No& fo# t'e !o\$utation of ?
9
usin" E6uation 5.1,3

?
9
· ,#
s
5
p
t
p
π

· /,0/: × 19
,7
atos;
.
0
/1..7 × 19
−1?

,
;s0/55 in0/79 s;in0
π

· 1.<. × 19
1?
atos;
,
1e no& desi#e to !al!ulate t
d
in E6uation 5.1.. Al"e+#ai! ani\$ulation and #ea##an"eent of t'is e(\$#ession
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.

e(\$
x
'
,
55
d
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

·
?
9
#
B
π5
d
t
d
At t'is \$oint it is ne!essa#) to dete#ine t'e -alue of 5
d
/at 1199RC0. T'us

5
d
· /,.,? × 19
−.

,
;s0 e(\$ −
5.19 eL
/:.7, × 19
−5
eL;ato− D0/1199°C + ,<. D0

¸

1
]
1

· ,.97 × 19
−1:

,
;s
And in!o#\$o#ation of -alues of all \$a#aete#s e(!e\$t t
d
in t'e a+o-e e(\$#ession )ields

e(\$
/1., × 19
−7
0
,
/50/,.97 × 19
−1:

,
;s0t
d

¸

1
]
1 ·
1.<. × 19
1?
atos;
,
/,.5 × 19
,9
atos;
.
0 /π0/,.97 × 19
−1:

,
;s0t
d
&'i!' e(\$#ession #edu!es to

e(\$
1.<5 × 19
5
s
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

·
,.<, × 19
<
s
1; ,
t
d
Sol-in" fo# t
d
is not a si\$le atte#. One \$ossi+ilit) is to use a "#a\$'in" te!'ni6ue. Let us ta*e t'e lo"a#it' of
+ot' sides of t'e a+o-e e6uation% &'i!' "i-es

1.<5 × 19
5
s
t
d
· ln
,.<, × 19
<
s
1; ,
t
d
¸
¸

_
,

No& if &e \$lot t'e te#s on +ot' left and #i"'t 'and sides of t'is e6uation -e#sus t
d
% t'e -alue of t
d
at t'e \$oint of
inte#se!tion of t'e t&o #esultin" !u#-es is !o##e!t ans&e#. Belo& is su!' a \$lot3
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.
As noted% t'e t&o !u#-es inte#se!t at a+out 1.%?99 s% &'i!' !o##es\$onds to t
d
8 ..:7 '.
E(!e#\$ts f#o t'is &o#* a) +e #e\$#odu!ed +) inst#u!to#s fo# dist#i+ution on a not-fo#-\$#ofit +asis fo# testin" o# inst#u!tional \$u#\$oses onl) to students
en#olled in !ou#ses fo# &'i!' t'e te(t+oo* 'as +een ado\$ted. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections
107 or 108 of the 17! "nited States #opyri\$ht Act without the permission of the copyri\$ht owner is unlawful.