Effect of CaCl2 on Microstructure of Calciothermic Reduction Products of Ti2O3 to Prepare Porous Titanium
AbstractThe compound CaCl2 plays a significant role in the process of direct calciothermic reduction of Ti2O3 to prepare porous titanium. In this paper, the effect of CaCl2 on reduction products by calciothermic reduction of Ti2O3 was investigated. Results show that the distribution of CaCl2 in reduction preform influences particle size and morphology differences in reduction products both on the surface and the inside. The CaCl2 is transferred to the surface of the Ti2O3 preform due to its volatilization before and throughout reduction. The content of CaCl2 in the surface zone of Ti2O3 preform is significantly higher than that in the interior during the reduction process, contributing to the formation of large Ti particles with a smooth shape on the surface, and small Ti particles with inherited morphology of Ti2O3 inside. More CaCl2 causes the aggregation of Ti particles to form large Ti particles which are advantageous as they connect and form a more solid porous titanium structure. The presence of a small amount of CaCl2 in the interior also results in the coexistence of small Ti and CaO particles, forming a loose structure with uniform distribution. View Full-Text
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Yang, G.; Xu, B.; Wan, H.; Wang, F.; Yang, B.; Wang, Z. Effect of CaCl2 on Microstructure of Calciothermic Reduction Products of Ti2O3 to Prepare Porous Titanium. Metals 2018, 8, 698.
Yang G, Xu B, Wan H, Wang F, Yang B, Wang Z. Effect of CaCl2 on Microstructure of Calciothermic Reduction Products of Ti2O3 to Prepare Porous Titanium. Metals. 2018; 8(9):698.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Guobo; Xu, Baoqiang; Wan, Heli; Wang, Fengkang; Yang, Bin; Wang, Zhijun. 2018. "Effect of CaCl2 on Microstructure of Calciothermic Reduction Products of Ti2O3 to Prepare Porous Titanium." Metals 8, no. 9: 698.
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