2016 Volume 56 Issue 8 Pages 1420-1426
The behavior for injection of magnesium vapor into molten steel and the potential of magnesium vapor for miniaturization of TiN size were evaluated by the experiment in tammann furnace and the experiment in vacuum furnace. From the results of these experiments, the partial pressure of magnesium reacting with molten steel could be increased, and the both high concentration in molten steel and high additive yield of magnesium into molten steel could be done together. It was confirmed that spinel MgO·Al2O3 was formed as a heterogeneous nucleus of TiN. The dissolved magnesium concentration governed the heterogeneous nucleus for TiN. The injection of magnesium vapor into molten steel could control the generation of heterogeneous nucleus during solidification.