Principles of Solidification: An Introduction to Modern Casting and Crystal Growth Concepts / Edition 1by Martin Eden Glicksman
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. 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.
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Table of ContentsPart 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.
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