Short-Range Order in Undercooled Melts and its Implication on the Nucleation of Solid Phases

  1. Prof. J. V. Wood3,
  2. Prof. Dr. L. Schultz4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. D. M. Herlach5
  1. D. Holland-Moritz1,2

Published Online: 25 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607277.ch16

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

Holland-Moritz, D. (2000) Short-Range Order in Undercooled Melts and its Implication on the Nucleation of Solid Phases, 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.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Raumsimulation, DLR, D-51170 Köln, Germany

  2. 2

    Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 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:

  • nucleation of solid phases;
  • short-range order in undercooled melts

Summary

As already pointed out by Frank [1] an icosahedral short-range order should be energetically favoured in undercooled metallic melts. This short-range order is predicted to influence the energy of the interface between the liquid and a solid nucleus, depending on the structure of the solid phase [2]. This in turn decisively impacts the nucleation behavior of solid phases from the undercooled melt, and by means of this the properties of the as-solidified materials.