Ion Exchange and Interfacial Tension at a Metal-Slag Boundary

  • Yu. P. Nikitin
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Between a liquid metal and slag in contact with each other, there is always ion exchange, the existence of which has been shown experimentally [1]. The method of polarization of a metal in slag by means of alternating current [2] has been used to determine the rate of this exchange [3], and it has been shown that iron-base alloys exchange iron ions with the slag [4], while elements such as silicon and phosphorus participate in the exchange to a much lesser extent. Evidently this is because their binding energy [5] with the slag is fairly high.


Interfacial Tension Ferrous Oxide Sodium Oxide Negative Electrical Charge Na20 Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. P. Nikitin
    • 1
  1. 1.S. M. Kirov Ural’sk Polytechnic InstituteUSSR

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