The mechanical and electrical properties of crystals produced by a unidirectional process depend strongly on the temperature and flow fields since these control the concentration of solute at the melt-crystal interface. The solute gradient there drives morphological instabilities that lead to cellular or dendritic interfaces. In the presentation several features of flow-solidification interactions will be discussed. These will include the effects of convection driven by density changes and buoyancy and the imposition of forced flow.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Editors||S.K. Samanta, R. Komanduri, R. McMeeking, M.M. Chen, A. Tseng|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
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