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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||7th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Preliminary Study on Preparation of Al-Sc Master Alloy in Na3AlF6-K3AlF6-AlF3 Melt
||Zhongliang Tian, Yanqing Lai, Kai Zhang, Xun Hu, Hongliang Zhang, Jie Li
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The Al-Sc Alloys show many advanced properties for a wide range of engineering applications. But the metal Sc must be added into the metal Al in the form of the Al-Sc master alloy, which is usually produced by the thermal reduction process. In this paper, the decomposition voltages of Sc2O3 and Al2O3 in Na3AlF6-K3AlF6-AlF3 melt were calculated based on the Nernst equation. And the Al-Sc master alloy was prepared in the melt at 950℃ by electrolysis. The results show that the Al-Sc master alloy can be prepared by the co-deposition of Sc3+ and Al3+ at the cathode if the concentration ratio of Sc2O3 to Al2O3 in the melt is more than 2:1 under the condition of the aluminum electrolysis. SEM and ICP analysis of the product indicates that the Al-Sc master alloy is made of the phase Al and the phase Al3Sc.
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