ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Rapid solidification processing in molten salts chemistry: X-ray analysis of deeply undercooled cryolite-alumina melts
Michal Korenko, Marián Kucharík, and Dušan Janičkovič
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-845 36 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Received: 20 June 2007 Revised: 8 August 2007 Accepted: 13 September 2007
Abstract: Rapid solidification processing (cooling rate from the interval 105–106 K s−1) was used to prepare deeply undercooled cryolite-alumina melts. Such prepared samples were analyzed by the XRD method. Besides
cryolite, XRD patterns belonging to ι-Al2O3 were recorded. The influence of annealing on the XRD patterns of deeply undercooled melts was also investigated.
Keywords: rapid solidification processing - cryolite-alumina melt - XRD - deeply undercooled melts
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Chemical Papers 62 (2) 219–222 (2008)