Paper Title:
Inoculation during Metal Castings: Beyond Grain Refining
  Abstract

Inoculation is the most common grain refining technique during metal/alloy castings. However, only a small fraction, typically 1~2%, of inoculants serve as nucleation sites while most of them do not participate in the nucleation event and hence they are usually termed ‘inactive’ inoculants. But ‘inactive’ does not mean ‘useless’. Our recent studies revealed some extra merits of these ‘inactive’ particles in Mg-Al-Y cast alloys. The current results represent a new approach to microstructure design through manipulation of inoculated particles during castings.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654-656)
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Edited by
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Pages
671-674
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.671
Citation
D. Qiu, M. X. Zhang, "Inoculation during Metal Castings: Beyond Grain Refining", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 671-674, 2010
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June 2010
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