Investigation on the decomposition of Al2O3 using an electrochemical method

Dong Ju Shin, Dong Joon Min

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When the chemical potential of dissolved oxygen in a Fe-Al-O alloy is above the super-saturation level, Al2O3 inclusions will be precipitated; electrochemical reaction analysis can provide explanations of the kinetic and thermodynamic mechanisms in the formation and decomposition of Al2O3. In this study, an external potential was supplied to the electrochemical system consisting of electrodes and a MgO-stabilized ZrO2 electrolyte in order to control interfacial oxygen levels and oxide inclusions in Fe-Al-O alloys of 30, 70, 170, 560 and 1 500 ppm Al at 1 823 K. Critical levels of interfacial oxygen concentration were kinematically determined by concentration overvoltage using the Tafel relationship and the Nernst equation. From these experiments, the formation of Al2O 3 requires interfacial and crystallization energy. Also energy for decomposition of Al2O3 should be needed the energy to break Al-O bonding and to dissociate into the Fe melt. The results of the formation and decomposition of Al2O3 at the interface between the Fe-Al-O alloy and solid electrolyte are indicated in scanning electron microscope (SEM) images and through electroprobe microscope analyzer (EPMA) analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-440
Number of pages7
JournalISIJ International
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 24

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Decomposition
Oxygen
Chemical potential
Supersaturation
Solid electrolytes
Dissolved oxygen
Crystallization
Oxides
Electrolytes
Microscopes
Electron microscopes
Thermodynamics
Scanning
Electrodes
Kinetics
Experiments

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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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