Transition between two steady states of unidirectional solidification of lanthanum modified Al–Si eutectic
Author: Liu, Junming
Source: Materials Science and Technology, Volume 8, Number 11, November 1992 , pp. 965-970(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The transition between two steady states of unidirectional solidification of Al–Si eutectic modified with 0·5 wt-%La has been investigated experimentally by abruptly changing the solidification rate. The addition of lanthanum results in only partial modification of the eutectic microstructure, fiakelike and fibrelike silicon phases being always present after solidification. The interflake spacing and the interfibre spacing are shown to have a continuous but retarded response to an abrupt change of solidification rate, the retardation of the interflake spacing being the greater. A model of the response dynamics governing the transition has been developed to interpret the results of the experiments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1992-11-01
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