Growth of Sulphide Films on Steel

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SULPHUR and its compounds are widely used as ‘extreme pressure’ additives in gear oils. They can prevent scuffing of the gears by the formation of protective sulphide films. The kinetics of the formation of such films at high temperatures is of technological interest, and a study of this problem was made in this Laboratory, using radioactive tracers and electron microscopy.

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    Kubaschewski, O., and Hopkins, B. E., “Oxidation of Metals and Alloys”, 37 (Butterworths, London, 1953).

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CAMPBELL, R., GRUNBERG, L. & SCOTT, H. Growth of Sulphide Films on Steel. Nature 187, 588–589 (1960) doi:10.1038/187588a0

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