|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization
||O-4: Refinement of Primary Silicon Crystals by Novel Al-ZnS Master Alloy in Solidification of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys
||Kawther Al-Helal, Ian Stone, Zhongyun Fan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A novel Al-ZnS master alloy was developed by in situ reaction of Zn and Na2S in the Al melt. The results left little doubt that this novel Al-ZnS master alloy was a promising refiner for hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. It refined the primary silicon to the same extent as that achieved by adding P via CuP following the same refinement mechanism. The SEM work confirmed that there were many pre-formed ZnS particles contained in the master alloy. The optical metallography showed that the morphologies of the primary silicon crystals in the solidified Al-22Si alloy were drastically changed from irregular coarse to fine regular particles. The primary silicon was refined from 74 μm to 26, 22, 24 μm by adding 0.05, 0.1, 0.15 wt% ZnS respectively with holding time of 20 min, whereas the average particle size of the primary silicon refined by 200 ppm P reduced to 20 Ám.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume