Journal Published Online: 01 January 1974
Volume 2, Issue 1

Contact Angle of Zinc on Some Ceramic Materials and Metals



Measurements were made of the contact angle of molten zinc drops on fifteen ceramic materials and four metals in high-purity helium and carbon monoxide atmospheres. Zinc of 99.9999-percent purity did not wet the oxide materials, glass-type coatings, or graphite; all contact angles were greater than 90 deg at 500 to 700°C in helium and 500 to 800°C in carbon monoxide. Materials tested that were most resistant to wetting by zinc were ZnO sinter, glazed fireclay, graphite, and mullite.

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Kelley, JE
Albany Metallurgy Research Center, Albany, Ore.
Harris, HM
Albany Metallurgy Research Center, Albany, Ore.
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10070J