Materials Science


Edited by Alicia Esther Ares, ISBN 978-953-51-3906-5, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3905-8, 162 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 14, 2018 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68508
Edited Volume

Almost all processing of technologically important materials includes a process where liquid material is cooled to form a solid, called "solidification." In order to form a solid from an undercooled melt, the formation of crystalline nuclei and growth of these nuclei to form a solid are necessary. The process of an atom jumping from the liquid to the solid is a diffusive jump with a driving force. The book Solidification is logically developed through a careful presentation of the relevant theories and models of solidification occurring in a variety of materials. Mathematicians, chemists, physicists, and engineers concerned with melting/freezing phenomena will also find this book to be valuable.