The influence of Si, Mn on dynamic wetting of liquid zinc to steel

Yoshihisa Takada, Shunsuke Shimada, Joonho Lee, Masao Kurosaki, Toshihiro Tanaka

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Since it has been pointed out that non-wetting behavior of liquid Zn alloy sometimes occurs on high-tensile strength steels which usually contain Si and Mn, there have been a lot of studies to improve the wettability of liquid Zn. In the present work, we applied a sessile drop method to measure the change in contact angle and diameter of liquid Zn droplet wetted on steels containing Si and Mn with time, in order to evaluate quantitatively the wettability by liquid Zn with those steels. Addition of Si has dropped the contact angle, work of adhesion and spreading velocity. On the other hand, Mn has no relationship with contact angle and work of adhesion but increased the spreding velocity when steels contain Si.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-537
Number of pages6
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug


  • Adhesion
  • Dynamic reactive wetting
  • Spreading velocity
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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