Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 17 No. 3 June 2007|
（School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China）
Abstract:The dissolution behavior of solid nickel in static liquid zinc saturated with Fe at 723 K was studied. The results show that when immersing solid Ni in liquid Zn saturated with Fe, the intermetallic compound layers consisted of γ and δ phases are formed on nickel substrate, which is the same as that in liquid pure zinc. However, some Γ2 particles are formed in the liquid near the solid/liquid interface. These Γ2 particles can easily heterogeneously nucleate on ζ particles and grow fast. The dissolution process is governed by diffusion of nickel atom across a concentration boundary layer in liquid Zn saturated with Fe, and is different from a mixed control mechanism of nickel in liquid pure zinc. The participation of Γ2 particles makes the dissolution of solid Ni in the liquid accelerated.
Key words: solid nickel; liquid zinc; dissolution mechanism