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Contact Angle of Zinc on Some Ceramic Materials and Metals.
J Testing and Mat 1974 Jan; 2(1):40-43
Measurements were made of the contact angle of molten zinc drops on 15 ceramic materials and 4 metals in high-purity helium and carbon monoxide atmospheres. Zinc of 99.9999-percent purity did not wet the oxide materials, glass-type coatings, or graphite; all contact angles were greater than 90 degrees at 500 deg. to 700 deg. C in helium and 500 deg. to 800 deg. C in carbon monoxide. Materials tested that were most resistant to wetting by zinc were zno sinter, glazed fireclay, graphite, and mullite.
Issue of Publication
J. Testing and Mat. V. 2, No. 1, January 1974, PP. 40-43
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