• THE EFFECT OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ON PROPERTIES OF ROCK MELTS

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 10 (2016), Issue 2, pg(s) 15-18

    The results of investigations of basic physical and chemical properties for aluminosilicate melts of different compositionsis presented. It is shown that the highest values of surface tension and adhesion was observed for the basalt melts, whereas neutral aluminosilicate glass melts without iron oxides in their composition are characterized by a high value of contact angle and the lowest values of surface forces. The insertion in the melt of ZrO2 increases significantly wetting angles, surface tension and adhesion throughout the temperature range as compared with the same melts without zirconia. Basalt melts differ by lower viscosities and significantly less sensitivity to the effects of additives on viscosity of zirconium oxide as compared to the andesite-basalt melts.