Instabilities in solidification of multi-component alloys

Anthony L. Altieri*, Stephen H. Davis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Linear stability of the solid/liquid interface in directional solidification of a multicomponent alloy is examined. The front becomes more unstable as more components are present. The neutral stability boundary displays many minima compared to a single one for two-component alloys. Bounds are presented to guarantee stability in the multicomponent case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • Directional solidification
  • Interfaces
  • Morphological stability
  • Solidification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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