This chapter explains the brief understanding of the high‐temperature oxidation of pure metals such as iron, copper and zinc. Effect of crystal structure from fcc to bcc and hcp on the role of high‐temperature oxidation is described briefly. Simultaneously, the effect of grain size of these metals and grain boundary displacement during oxidation process are described very clearly. The combined effect of crystal structure and grain size on the formation of oxide scale is studied in depth understanding with support from the literature search. The aim of this chapter is to explain the mechanism and experimental evidence for the high‐temperature oxidation of pure metals.
Part of the book: High Temperature Corrosion