Directional solidification

Stephen H. Davis*

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The mechanical and electrical properties of crystals produced by a unidirectional process depend strongly on the temperature and flow field in the melt 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. This paper discusses the planar-cellular transition and the description of cellular phenomena in theoretical terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S8
JournalApplied Mechanics Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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