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||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||Microstructural Characterization of an Alumina Zirconia Silicate (AZS) Refractory Material for Molten Metal Application
||Brian Hetzel, Klaus-Markus Peters, James G Hemrick
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This paper will describe the fabrication and analysis of an AZS refractory material produced by liquid phase sintering intended for molten metal applications. The slip cast material was sintered above 1650°C to produce a high density refractory with a unique microstructure. The characterization described was carried out by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction. The microstructure resulting from this unique fabrication method will be discussed, along with the expected performance of this material in molten metal applications based on preliminary metal contact testing.
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