Difficulty had been encountered in the determination of magnesium in ductile iron by point to plane methods because tiny eruptions in the burn caused irregularities and non-reproducible results on the vacuum spectrometer. Investigation showed that magnesium sulfide, formed from treatment magnesium and residual sulfur, floating slowly upward, was the probable cause. A teaspout ladle was used and, after pouring the molten iron into a can-like hand ladle lined with fireclay for the sample, gave iron free of these defects.
John R. Boyd, "Point-to-Plane Determination of Magnesium in Ductile Iron," Appl. Spectrosc. 24, 103-105 (1970)
References are not available for this paper.
OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.