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Learning Objectives:
After studying this module, the user should be able to:
  • Calculate the entropy of fusion from the latent heat and the fusion temperature.
  • Explain how the entropy of fusion affects the "diffuseness" of a solid/liquid interface.
  • Predict whether the interface will be diffuse or smooth for a given system.
  • Relate diffuseness of the interface to the formation of facets during growth.
  • Calculate the growth velocity from the undercooling for a diffuse interface.


Solidification Kinetics


  Kinetics | Redistribution | Cell, dendrite and grain structure | Eutectic

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