Principles of Solidification: An Introduction to Modern Casting and Crystal Growth Concepts / Edition 1

Principles of Solidification: An Introduction to Modern Casting and Crystal Growth Concepts / Edition 1

by Martin Eden Glicksman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441973435

ISBN-13: 9781441973436

Pub. Date: 01/12/2011

Publisher: Springer New York

“Principles of Solidification” offers comprehensive descriptions of liquid-to-solid transitions encountered in shaped casting, welding, and non-biological bulk crystal growth processes. The book logically develops through careful presentation of relevant thermodynamic and kinetic theories and models of solidification occurring in a variety of materials.…  See more details below

Overview

“Principles of Solidification” offers comprehensive descriptions of liquid-to-solid transitions encountered in shaped casting, welding, and non-biological bulk crystal growth processes. The book logically develops through careful presentation of relevant thermodynamic and kinetic theories and models of solidification occurring in a variety of materials. Major topics encompass the liquid-state, liquid-solid transformations, chemical macro- and microsegregation, purification by fractional crystallization and zone refining, solid-liquid interfaces, polyphase freezing, and rapid solidification processing. Solid-liquid interfaces are discussed quantitatively both as sharp and diffuse entities, with supporting differential geometric descriptions. The book offers:

• Detailed mathematical examples throughout to guide readers
• Applications of solidification and crystal growth methodologies for preparation and purification of metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconductors
• Appendices providing supporting information on special topics covered in the chapters.

Readers in materials, metallurgical, chemical, and mechanical engineering will find this to be a useful source on the subjects of solidification and crystal growth. Chemists, physicists, and geologists concerned with melting/freezing phenomena will also find much of value in this book.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441973436
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introductory Aspects.- Crystals & Melts.- Thermodynamics of Crystal-Melt Phase Change.- Thermal Concepts in Solidification.- Solidification of Pure Materials.- Part II Macrosegregation.- Solute Mass Balances: Macrosegregation.- Plane-Front Solidication.- Composition Control.- Part III Solid-Liquid Interfaces: Capillarity, Stability, Nucleation.- Crystal-Molt Interfaces.- Constitutional Supercooling.- Linear Morphological Stability.- Non-Linear Stability Models.- Nucleation Catalysis.- Part IV Microstructure Evolution.- Dendritic Growth.- Microsegregation.- Interface Structures and Kinetics.- Polyphase Solidification.- Rapid Solidification Processing.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >