A furnace and environmental cell for the in situ investigation of molten salt electrolysis using high-energy X-ray diffraction
|dc.identifier.citation||Styles, M. and Rowles, M. and Madsen, I. and McGregor, K. and Urban, A. and Snook, G. and Scarlett, N. et al. 2012. A furnace and environmental cell for the in situ investigation of molten salt electrolysis using high-energy X-ray diffraction. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 19 (1): pp. 39-47.|
This paper describes the design, construction and implementation of a relatively large controlled-atmosphere cell and furnace arrangement. The purpose of this equipment is to facilitate the in situ characterization of materials used in molten salt electrowinning cells, using high-energy X-ray scattering techniques such as synchrotron-based energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction. The applicability of this equipment is demonstrated by quantitative measurements of the phase composition of a model inert anode material, which were taken during an in situ study of an operational Fray-Farthing-Chen Cambridge electrowinning cell, featuring molten CaCl(2) as the electrolyte. The feasibility of adapting the cell design to investigate materials in other high-temperature environments is also discussed.
|dc.title||A furnace and environmental cell for the in situ investigation of molten salt electrolysis using high-energy X-ray diffraction|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Synchrotron Radiation|