Formation of Bi-Li Alloy and its Mechanism to Improve the Hydrolysis Kinetics of Aluminum

Formation of Bi-Li Alloy and its Mechanism to Improve the Hydrolysis Kinetics of Aluminum

Wei Xia Zhujian Li Haifei Long Jindan Chen Ting Li Mei Qiang FanYong Jin Zou 

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, P R China

Guangxi Key Laboratory of Information Materials, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin 541004, P.R. China

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17 September 2014
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21 December 2014
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The formation of Bi-Li alloy and its potential mechanism to improve the hydrolysis kinetics of Al had been presented in the paper. Bi-Li alloy could exist steadily and deposited on Al surface uniformly from XRD and SEM-EDX results because Bi-Li alloy had low melting temperature. The formation of Al- BiLi3microstructure created active sites which produced galvanic micro cell of Al and Bi in the hydrolysis process. Therefore, hydrolysis performance of Al- BiLicomposites was significantly improved with BiLicontent increasing.


BiLi3 alloy, hydrolysis, active sites

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusions

This work was financially supported by research fund of key laboratory for advanced technology in environmental projection of Jiangsu province and Guangxi Key Laboratory of Information Ma-terials (Guilin University of Electronic Technology), China (Project No. 1210908-02-K).


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