|About this Symposium
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Scandium Extraction and Use in Aluminum Alloys
||TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Aluminum Committee
||John F. Grandfield, Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd.
Aleksandr Krokhin, Uc Rusal
Dmitry G. Eskin, Brunel University
Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nigel Jeffrie Ricketts, Altrius Engineering Services
||Scandium is a high impact alloying addition to aluminum having beneficial effects on several properties and in many aluminum alloy systems. However, the use of aluminum scandium alloys has been limited to low volume, special applications due to the high price of scandium. New sources of scandium are emerging with potentially lower costs in the form of new mines, red mud extraction, extraction from nickel ores and as a by-product of titanium pigment production. Papers on scandium extraction and use in aluminum alloy systems are sought for this symposium. Papers on the metallurgy of aluminium scandium alloy systems and applications are also required.
Session topics include:
- Scandium sources and extraction
- Scandium extraction from red mud (joint session with bauxite and alumina)
- Aluminum scandium alloys (joint session within aluminium alloys symposium)
||Planned: Light Metals