Anisotropy of wetting of molten Fe on α-Al2O3 single crystal

Seungyoun Cho, Joonho Lee

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The wetting behavior of molten Fe on α-Al2O3 single crystals with three different crystallographic orientations, R(0112), A (1120), and C(0001), was investigated using the sessile drop method under a 10%H2-Ar atmosphere at 1873 K. It was found that the differences in the contact angle of the three differently oriented α-Al2O3 single crystals were not significant (within 5°, which corresponded to the changes in the work of adhesion of 157 mJ/m2) due to the surface reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Materials Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan


  • Bonding
  • Crystalline oxides
  • Sessile drop method
  • Surface structure
  • Wetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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