Theory of solidification

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In summary, there are numerous resources available that explore the fluid dynamics of solidification, including books such as "Solidification: Theory and Applications" and "Solidification Science and Technology" and articles like "Perspectives in fluid dynamics; solidification of fluids" by G. Worster.
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I’m looking for a book treating the fluid dynamics of solidification, in particular in the presence of solute concentration gradients. I have found an amazing article by G. Worster titled “Perspectives in fluid dynamics; solidification of fluids”. Are there others?
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Yes, there are several other books and articles that provide insight into the fluid dynamics of solidification. Some of these include:

1. "Solidification: Theory and Applications" by R.P. Tandon
2. "Melt-spinning Solidification Processing" by R.G. Ewing
3. "Solidification Processing" by D.R. Poirier
4. "Solidification of Alloys" by B. Cantor, M.F. Ashby, and D.J. Bacon
5. "Fluid Dynamics of Solidification" by K.E. Easterling
6. "Solidification and Casting" by A.S. Kobayashi
7. "Fundamentals of Solidification" by H.J. Fecht
8. "Solidification Science and Technology" by J.C. Huang
9. "Solidification: Fundamentals and Applications" by E.A. Turi and S.M. Foiles
10. "Solidification Processes in Metallurgy" by H.C. Hui

What is the theory of solidification?

The theory of solidification is a scientific concept that explains the process of a liquid transforming into a solid state. This transformation occurs due to a decrease in temperature or an increase in pressure.

What are the main stages of solidification?

The main stages of solidification are nucleation, growth, and solid state. Nucleation is the formation of tiny solid particles in the liquid, growth is the increase in size of these particles, and solid state is when the particles are fully formed and the liquid has transformed into a solid.

What factors influence the rate of solidification?

The rate of solidification is influenced by factors such as temperature, pressure, composition of the liquid, and presence of impurities. A higher temperature or pressure can speed up the process, while impurities can slow it down.

What are the applications of the theory of solidification?

The theory of solidification has many practical applications, including in the production of metal alloys, casting of metals, and formation of crystals in materials such as semiconductors. It is also used in industries such as food processing and pharmaceuticals.

What are some current research topics related to the theory of solidification?

Current research topics related to the theory of solidification include understanding the effects of microgravity on solidification, developing new methods for controlling the microstructure of solidified materials, and studying the role of impurities in the solidification process.

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