The use of dolomite as foaming agent and its effect on the microstructure of aluminium metal foams—Comparison to titanium hydride

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dc.contributor.author Papadopoulos, D. P.
dc.contributor.author Omar, H.
dc.contributor.author Stergioudi, F.
dc.contributor.author Tsipas, Sophia Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Michailidis, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-15T11:13:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-15T11:13:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2011). 382(1-3), 118-123.
dc.identifier.issn 0927-7757
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/20434
dc.description Proceedings of: 8th EUFOAM Conference. Borovets, Bulgaria, 14-16 July 2010.
dc.description.abstract In this paper dolomite MgCa(CO₃)₂ a naturally occurring mineral was demonstrated to be an effective foaming and stabilizing agent for aluminium with several notable advantages relative to the currently used titanium hydride foaming agent. Characteristic cell structures and microstructural features of foams produced with a dolomite foaming agent are examined and the properties of dolomite based foams produced in a one step process are compared with those produced using titanium hydride based process. The most notable structural feature of dolomite based foams is a smaller cell size and thinner cell faces. Foaming with MgCa(CO₃)₂ also gives rise to a marked increase in the stability of molten foams with a large range of foaming temperatures possible, and an almost complete absence of melt drainage even with extended foaming times. Many of these properties are attributed to the cell surfaces being covered by a thin oxide film formed during the foaming process.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2010 Elsevier B.V
dc.subject.other Metal foam
dc.subject.other Dolomite
dc.subject.other Microestructre
dc.subject.other Characterization
dc.title The use of dolomite as foaming agent and its effect on the microstructure of aluminium metal foams—Comparison to titanium hydride
dc.type article
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.12.005
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.12.005
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.relation.eventdate 14-16 July, 2010
dc.relation.eventnumber 8
dc.relation.eventplace Borovets, Bulgaria
dc.relation.eventtitle EUFOAM Conference
dc.relation.eventtype proceeding
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 118
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1-3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 123
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 382
dc.identifier.uxxi CC/0000023281
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