diffusion annealing

diffusion annealing

[də′fyü·zhən ə‚nēl·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Heat treatment of metal to promote homogeneity by diffusion of components.
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After diffusion annealing (950[degrees]C, 5h, protective atmosphere), both aluminide DCs had the total thickness of ~80 [micro]m and consisted of two distinct sublayers (an outer layer and an interdiffusion zone) with more or less well-defined interface between them [8].