Some aspects of alumina created by deoxidation and reoxidation in steel

W. Tiekink, R. Boom, A. Overbosch, R. Kooter, S. Sridhar

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The morphology of alumina was studied in laboratory experiments and in samples from the steel plant. Varying morphologies of alumina were observed after deoxidation and reoxidation but a clear discrimination between alumina formed by deoxidation or reoxidation was not observed. Local concentration gradients during the addition and dissolution of aluminium can explain different growth mechanisms which lead to the observed varying morphologies of alumina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalIronmaking and Steelmaking
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Alumina
  • Deoxidation
  • Morphology
  • Reoxidation
  • Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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