Metal–Crucible Interactions suggests solutions to a major challenge in high-temperature materials processing. It offers a holistic presentation of the current knowledge of metal–crucible interactions in a compact volume so that readers can make informed decisions on materials selection. Presenting practical information, this book:
• Provides an extensive summary of the compatibility a huge variety of metal–container combinations, assembles information about all known significant interactions, and evaluates how they are managed
• Explains the underlying reasons for the occurrence and extent of incompatibility between metals and containment and presents some possible solutions
• Outlines analytical experimental techniques to quantify compatibility/incompatibility
• Covers issues and resolution in interrelated solid–solid, solid–liquid, solid–gas and solid–liquid–gas processes determining compatibility
• Discusses all the metals - ferrous, common non ferrous, reactive and refractory metals, rare earths, and the important alloys as well as compounds and special compositions that tide over or remain prone to degradation due to compatibility issues
• Highlights the value of addressing all interrelated issues in arriving at reliable solutions to compatibility challenges
Aimed at readers in industries dealing with materials processing at high temperatures, research scientists and engineers, and graduate students, this book addresses a topic vital to stimulating immediate and long-term research and development, in ways not previously covered in other books.
Table of Contents
1. Metal-Crucible Interactions: Evolution of Crucibles.
2. Basics of Interactions.
3. Crucible Materials.
4. Major Melt-Crucible Systems.
Dr. Nagaiyar Krishnamurthy was affiliated with the Materials Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, for nearly four decades. He earned his BS degree at the University of Madras in 1974, his MSc in 1980, and his PhD in 1992, both at the University of Bombay. He is a professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute and has been a member of Indian Rare Earths Technology Development Council. In addition, Dr. Krishnamurthy has published more than 100 papers and co-authored three books that include the first and second editions of Extractive Metallurgy of Rare Earths, published by CRC Press and winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.