Advances in Modeling of Crystal Nucleation from the Melt

  1. Prof. J. V. Wood2,
  2. Prof. Dr. L. Schultz3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. D. M. Herlach4
  1. Frans Spaepen and
  2. Jan Fransaer

Published Online: 25 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607277.ch13

Materials Development and Processing - Bulk Amorphous Materials, Undercooling and Powder Metallurgy, Volume 8

Materials Development and Processing - Bulk Amorphous Materials, Undercooling and Powder Metallurgy, Volume 8

How to Cite

Spaepen, F. and Fransaer, J. (2000) Advances in Modeling of Crystal Nucleation from the Melt, in Materials Development and Processing - Bulk Amorphous Materials, Undercooling and Powder Metallurgy, Volume 8 (eds J. V. Wood, L. Schultz and D. M. Herlach), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607277.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Nottingham, Division of Materials, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

  2. 3

    Institut für Festkorper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden e.V., Postfach 270016, 01171 Dresden, Germany

  3. 4

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Linder Hohe, 51170 Köln, Germany

Author Information

  1. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301935

Online ISBN: 9783527607273

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Keywords:

  • modeling of crystal nucleation from the melt;
  • undercooling

Summary

Two contributions to the modeling of nucleation are discussed. The temperature dependence of the crystal-melt interfacial tension can be introduced by scaling of the interfacial parameters to the entropy and enthalpy of fusion. A new simulation of nucleation during solidification in a gas-filled drop tube is discussed. It computes the temperature distribution and convection in the drop and allows introduction, stochastically in space and time, of multiple nuclei with interfering thermal fields.