Electrophysical Properties of Mg-Pb Based Liquid Alloys and Their Application

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Yuriy Plevachuk

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch12

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Plevachuk, Y. (2006) Electrophysical Properties of Mg-Pb Based Liquid Alloys and Their Application, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch12

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Ivan Franko National University, 49 General Chuprynka Str., 79044 Lviv, Ukraine

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • alloy development;
  • Mg-Pb based liquid alloys;
  • application

Summary

The electrophysical measurements were performed for binary Mg-Pb and ternary Mg-Pb-based liquid alloys at temperatures up to about 1200 K under pressures of argon gas (up to 50 MPa). It was revealed that small amounts of a third component (Al, Ga, Ni, Bi, Cu) affect the eutectic temperature and other properties. The obtained results together with its large heat capacity and heat conductivity, high boiling and low melting temperatures, low vapor pressure led us to propose the Mg-Pb eutectic as a heat transfer medium. Firstly designed for utilization in “new-generation inherently-safe” nuclear fast reactors, the Mg-Pb-coolant can be applied to different industrial high temperature processes. Moreover, the alloy is inexpensive, easily obtainable, non-toxic, and environmentally benign.