In-situ observation of melting and solidification

H. Saka, S. Arai, S. Muto, H. Miyai, S. Tsukimoto

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    Melting and solidification of metallic materials have been observed directly using an in-situ heating experiment in an electron microscope. In pure Al melting initiates at the surface, while in a eutectic alloy melting initiates preferentially at eutectic interfaces and grain boundaries. The atomic structure of a solid-liquid interface was identified by comparing an experimental image with computed ones.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-122
    Number of pages6
    JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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