Alloy solidification in systems containing a liquid miscibility gap
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Directional solidification methods have been used to examine the growth of fibrous, or tubular, composite samples in alloys close to the monotectic reaction: Liquid 1 Solid + Liquid 2. The binary systems Al-In, Cu-Pb and Cd-Ga have been examined and some use made of a transparent analogue, succinnonitrile-water. The solidification behavior appears to relate to the height of the miscibility gap in such systems and it is demonstrated how ternary additions which change this height (Sn to Al-In, Al to Cu-Pb) modify the microstructures dramatically. These structural changes are discussed with reference to the relative surface energies between two immiscible liquids and a third (solid) phase. The phase spacings and transitions in microstructure are discussed in terms of diffusion processes at the monotectic front.
Metallurgical Transactions A
Alloy solidification in systems containing a liquid miscibility gap.
Metallurgical Transactions A,
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