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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advanced Real Time Optical Imaging
Presentation Title Using High-temperature Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy to Study Transient Phenomena: Swelling and Spontaneous Emulsification
Author(s) Stephen Richard Alan Spooner, Ian Moore, Sridhar Seetharaman, Zushu Li
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Zushu Li
Abstract Scope High-temperature confocal scanning laser microscopy has been used as a tool for the kinetic mapping of coal swelling and liquid metal spontaneous emulsification (SE); both of which are highly significant within steelmaking process. Coals of differing petrography have been imaged via a black body method. Taking advantage of the high UV laser reflectivity of polished platinum crucibles, sharp edges can be attained for “out of focus” coal particles. Observed swelling behaviours are thought to replicate those during coal injection in existing and novel ironmaking processes. In-situ observation of metal droplets of FeAl 0 to 8% suspended in a transparent slag containing high levels of SiO2 has been achieved. Quantification of droplet surface area is conducted and a change in behaviour with respect to SE is observed between 3 and 4% Al. The findings of such behaviour have consequences when considering impurity removal and liquid composition stability.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume

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In-situ Microscopic Study of Natural Hematite over Repeated Reduction-oxidation Gas Exposures
In-situ Observation of Reduction or Oxidation of Molten CaO-FeOx-SiO2 Oxides at 1573 K
In-situ Observation of Sulfide Formation during Solidification in Fe-Cr-Ni-Mn-S Alloys
In-situ Studies of Selective Oxidation in Advanced High Strength Steels
In Situ Observation of Dissolution of Oxide Inclusions in Steelmaking Slags
Insitu Tensile Performance of P91 Steel in CO2 Environment, Utilizing Small Samples and a Confocal Microscope
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Investigation of Integrated Recycling Waste Heat and Slag Resources Using Single Hot Thermocouple Technique
Localized Concentration of Metal Cations of Steelmaking Slags and its Visualization Using Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
Mass Transfer in High-temperature Laser Confocal Microscopy
Observations of Ferrite Formation and Growth in Inclusion-engineered Low Alloy Steels during In-situ Heat Treatments
Real-time Observation of Solution Growth Interface of SiC Using Alloy Solvent
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