Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 23, pp 8017–8024 | Cite as

Oxidation behavior of molten magnesium in air/HFC-134a atmospheres

  • Hukui ChenEmail author
  • Jianrui Liu
  • Weidong Huang


The oxidation behavior of molten magnesium in the atmosphere of air containing HFC-134a has been investigated in the temperature range of 660–760 °C. The oxidation rates and kinetics have been measured by the weight gain method and oxidation products have been characterized by XRD, SEM, EDS, XPS and AES. The results show that the oxidation kinetics is complex which cannot be described by simple equations. The rate of oxidation of molten magnesium in air/HFC-134a covering gas mixtures varies with the concentration of HFC-134a and molten temperature. Increasing the concentration of HFC-134a and decreasing the temperature can slow down the oxidation rate of molten magnesium. The film formed +on the surface of molten magnesium is mainly composed of MgF2, MgO and C. MgF2 is predominant product at the top layer and decreased gradually with the depth while MgO and C remain almost constant with relatively low content. The mechanisms of the oxidation of molten magnesium in air containing HFC-134a have also been discussed based on the experimental results.


Surface Film Auger Electron Spectroscopy MgF2 Energy Dispersive Spectrum Rapid Weight Gain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Solidification ProcessingNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anP.R. China

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