Nucleation Studies of Grain Refiner Particles in Al-Alloys

  1. Dipl.-Ing. K. Ehrke Chairman2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. W. Schneider3
  1. P. Schumacher

Published Online: 21 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607331.ch31

Continuous Casting

Continuous Casting

How to Cite

Schumacher, P. (2000) Nucleation Studies of Grain Refiner Particles in Al-Alloys, in Continuous Casting (eds K. Ehrke and W. Schneider), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607331.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ALUMINIUM Essen GmbH, Sulterkamp 71, D-45356 Essen, Germany

  2. 3

    VAW Aluminium AG, Forschung und Entwicklung, Georg-von-Boeselager-Str. 25, D-53117 Bonn, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302833

Online ISBN: 9783527607334



  • continuous casting;
  • micro- and macrostructures;
  • nucleation studies;
  • grain refiner;
  • Al-alloys


The current work uses Al based metallic glasses not used previously to simulate effects of solute on the nucleation mechanism of α-Al on commercial Al-Ti-B based refiners in glass-forming model alloys. The amount of Ti and Zr is varied to study the effects of Ti as a nucleation agent and to study Zr poisoning.