Metastable Solids from Undercooled Melts

Metastable Solids from Undercooled Melts

1st Edition - December 18, 2006

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  • Authors: Dieter Herlach, Dirk Holland-Moritz, Peter Galenko
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468860
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080436388

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This book presents the physical concepts and tools to characterize and describe the formation of metastable solids from undercooled melts. Its aim is to facilitate understanding of the development of the science and technology of solidification of melts and to introduce new concepts within this exciting research field in order to fulfil the challenges of the future in the field of undercooled melts.A comprehensive description of the science and applications of the undercooling phenomenon is given. It is composed of several main parts: experimental techniques for undercooling; characterization of the undercooled melt as the first step in rapid solidification; introducing the concepts of modern theories of rapid dendrite and eutectic growth and their comparison with experimental results, and a survey of metastable materials formed from the non-equilibrium state of an undercooled melt.

Key Features

* Showing clear links to possible application of results obtained from basic research
* The subject matter is multidisciplinary and will be of interest to material scientists, physicists, physical chemists, mechanical and electrical engineers


Researchers working in metallurgy and metal physics and also broader structural material scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Experimental Approach to High Undercoolings

    3. Physics of Undercooled Liquid

    4. Solid-Liquid Interface

    5. Nucleation

    6. Crystal Growth in Undercooled Melts

    7. Cooperative Growth in Undercooled Polyphase Alloys

    8. Metastable Solid States and Phases

    9. Microstructure Selection Maps

    10. Experiments in Reduced Gravity

    11. Summary and Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2006
  • Published: December 18, 2006
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468860
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080436388

About the Authors

Dieter Herlach

Affiliations and Expertise

German Aerospace Research Center, Koln, Germany

Dirk Holland-Moritz

Peter Galenko

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