Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 1555–1563 | Cite as

Effect of Agitation on Crystallization Behavior of CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-Na2O-CaF2 Mold Fluxes with Varying Basicity



The effect of agitation on crystallization behaviors of CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-Na2O-CaF2 mold fluxes with basicity of 1.1 and 1.2 was investigated. It was found that crystallization temperatures of agitated samples were higher than those of static samples. The morphology of cuspidine shifted from dendrites to facet crystals with the decrease of temperature. The agitation was conducive to the formation of small dendritic cuspidine and could lead to crystals with smaller size. Crystalline fraction could be significantly enhanced by agitation at the initial stage of crystallization.


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  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced MetallurgyUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingP.R. China

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