Wettability of MnxSiyOz by liquid Zn-Al alloys

Yunkyum Kim, Minsoo Shin, Chengying Tang, Joonho Lee

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The wettability of MnxSiyOz by liquid Zn-Al alloys was investigated to obtain basic information on the coating properties of high-strength steels with surface oxides in the hot-dip galvanizing process. In this study, the contact angles of liquid Zn-Al alloys (Al concentrations were 0.12 and 0.23 wt pct) on four different Mn xSiyOz oxides, namely MnO, MnSiO3, Mn2SiO4, and SiO2, were measured with the dispensed drop method. The contact angle did not change across time. With an increasing Al concentration, the contact angle was slightly decreased for MnO and Mn2SiO4, but there was no change for MnSiO3 and SiO2. With an increasing SiO2 content, the contact angle gradually increased by 54 wt pct to form MnSiO3, and for pure SiO2 substrate, the contact angle decreased again. Consequently, the MnSiO3 substrate showed the worst wettability among the four tested oxide substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

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We greatly appreciate the financial support provided by POSCO for this study.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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