Historical Review on the Boriding Process using Bibliometric Analysis

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Abstract: The boriding process is a branch of materials heating treatments that studies the improvement of the mechanical properties in steels and alloys. Recently, the borided trends have been studied by a selected group of researchers around the world with an interest to divulge the new results on borided materials for different industrial and biomedical applications. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the historical review of the boriding process using the Bibliometric analysis. In total, 1227 documents in the Scopus database have used the boriding process as keyword with a growth rate of 7.3% every year from 1962 to 2020. The papers were written by around 2434 authors, mainly from Mexico, Turkey, and Poland, representing 37.7% of the total publications analyzed. The data obtained show that the boriding process has been global and fast-growing in the scientific publications of the last ten years. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
JournalTransactions of the Indian Institute of Metals
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Boron diffusion
  • PPBP
  • Thermochemical treatment
  • Trends

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