Wetting phenomenon, as a basic physical process, also relates to the many material processes, such as coating process, brazing or soldering process, casting, preparation of MMCs, etc. In this chapter, the method of wetting characterization at the high temperatures was presented (especially for the metallurgical melts), also the wetting behavior and mechanism of Al alloys (4043 and 6061 alloys) on the different metallic substrates at isothermal dwelling process as well as the characteristics and formation mechanism of precursor film were discussed. Thermodynamics of segregation of solute element were also discussed, which can be predicted by the thermodynamic model. We believe the content of this chapter would be a guidance for hot dipping process based on the wetting theories.
Part of the book: Wettability and Interfacial Phenomena