Hi! First time poster.
I'm interested in data, theories and speculation on the roll of niobium as a "microalloying" addition, and how it affects the oxidation of alloy steels. To elaborate, I say microalloying when infact sometime the niobium level is quite high, 0.8wt% for medium carbon steels. And by high alloy I mean 20+ percent Ni and 20+ percent Cr.
I'm sure this is well documented and researched. Any help is sincerely appreciated.