Measurement of aluminum or silicon activity in Fe-Ni (< 30 %) alloys using mullite and ZrO2-based solid electrolyte galvanic cell

Guangqiang Li, Ryo Inoue, Hideaki Suito

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Using mullite (3Al2O3·2SiO2)-tube type and ZrO2 (MgO mole fractions of 9 %)-plug type solid electrolyte, the activities of Al in the Fe-15, 29% Ni-0.002 to 0.84% Al (mass contents in%) alloys were measured at 1873 K in an Al2O3 crucible, and those of Si in the Fe-13, 28% Ni Ni-0.13 to 2.3% Si alloys were measured at 1823 K in a mullite crucible with an excess of SiO2. The interaction coefficients of eAlNi and rAlNi were determined as -0.0173±0.0052 and 0.00021±0.00007, respectively, and those of eSiNi and rSiNi were determined as 0.0094 ±0.0049 and -0.00008±0.00004, respectively. The oxygen activities obtained by the EMF measurements were compared with those obtained from the contents of analyzed oxygen. The oxygen activities in the Fe-Ni-Al alloys were found to be supersaturated. The interaction coefficients of eONi and rONi were determined as 0.0027±0.0012 and 0.00012±0.00004, respectively, from the contents of analyzed oxygen in Fe-Ni-Si alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-536
Number of pages9
JournalSteel Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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