Preparation of Aluminum-Scandium Master Alloys by Aluminothermal Reduction of Scandium Fluoride Extracted from Sc2O3


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2018

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1007/s11015-018-0614-1

Ключевые слова: aluminium-scandium master alloy, aluminothermic reduction, scandium aluminide, scandium fluoride, scandium oxide, sodium fluoride, standard electrode potential

Аннотация: Aluminium alloys containing small additions of scandium exhibit unique operating properties. Alloying material with scandium significantly improves product weldability, reduces the tendency towards hot cracks and improves welded joint mechanical properties. The aim of this work is to increase the scandium extraction into a master aПоказать полностьюlloy by preliminary transformation of scandium oxide into fluoride and introduction into the composition of an aluminium powder alloying additive. Results are provided of laboratory experiments for preparation of aluminium-scandium master alloy by aluminothermic reduction of scandium fluoride using sodium fluoride and aluminium powder within the alloy composition. Scandium fluoride is prepared by treating scandium oxide with 40% hydrofluoric acid. The overall extraction of scandium from oxide into fluoride and from fluoride to the aluminium-scandium master alloy is 88.5% with an average scandium concentration in the master alloy of 1.90 wt.%. The microstructure of the master alloy obtained is represented by scandium aluminide Al3Sc crystals with a size from 10 to 25 μm uniformly distributed within the master alloy. An additional reserve for increasing the extraction of scandium into the master alloy and reducing its cost is processing of slags formed in the preparation of the ligature. The use of an aluminium powder with high specific surface area in the composition of the alloying additive increases scandium extraction into the master alloy due to better contact of the reacting phases. The resultant Al–Sc master alloy has uniform distribution of Al3Sc particles within the volume of the metal. © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

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Журнал: Metallurgist

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 61, Is. 11-12

Номера страниц: 1115-1121

ISSN журнала: 00260894

Издатель: Springer New York LLC


  • Kulikov B.P. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Baranov V.N. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Bezrukikh A.I. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Deev V.B. (Natl Univ Sci & Technol MISiS, Moscow, Russia)
  • Motkov M.M. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

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