Validity of the sessile drop test of the molten Al-Mg alloys on SiO 2 under various atmospheres

Hyung Min Jang, Chang Myeon Lee, Joon Ho Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Jae Chul Lee

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The effects that processing atmospheres and alloy composition have on the wetting characteristics of Al-Mg alloys on the SiO2 substrate were investigated by measuring the wetting angles. It was observed that the wetting behavior of the Al-Mg alloys on the SiO2 substrate vary depending on the Mg content of the alloys and atmospheres. The results showed that the contact angle decreases with increasing Mg content, angle is generally larger in the N2 atmosphere than in the Ar atmosphere. We discussed the validity of the results obtained from the wetting test on the basis of recent theories and the results observed from the actual penetration tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-390
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun


  • Al alloys
  • Atmosphere
  • Contact angle
  • Sessile drop
  • Wetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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