|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials Processing Fundamentals
||A Novel Method to Measure the Solubility and Diffusion Behavior of Ceramic in Molten Salt
||Shizhao Su, Thomas Villalon, Uday Pal
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The solubility and diffusion behavior of ceramics in fluoride based molten salts were investigated by employing a capillary ceramic tube with molten salt confined inside. The fluoride based salt was drawn into an alumina or zirconia capillary tube while molten. After cooling down, the capillary tube was cut into a desired length, sealed with ceramic paste on top and joined with another long ceramic tube. The joined tube was immersed into a liquid tin bath, which served as a seal on the bottom of the capillary tube, and held at desired high temperature for different time intervals before being quenched to room temperature. The quenched tube was sectioned and characterized using a scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive spectroscopy and wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The composition profile of the ceramic within the molten salt was obtained to calculate the saturated solubility and the diffusivity of that specific ceramic in the molten salt.
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