6 July 1999 Undercooling of Cu-based binary alloys in a flux and long drop tube
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Several Cu-based alloys such as Cu-Co, Cu-Fe and Cu-Nb, which are of considerable technological importance, possess a flattened liquidus implying a thermodynamic tendency to immiscibility upon undercooling. In this paper, both container and containerless processing were used to study the undercooling behavior, metastable liquid separation and microstructural development in the Cu-based systems. For undercooling experiments in an oxide flux, the melt separation temperature could be measured and the metastable liquid miscibility gap has been directly determined; while containerless processing in the 105 m drop tube permits larger undercooling to be achieved prior to solidification. All phase-separated samples were found to exhibit droplet- shaped morphologies, however there were various droplet size distributions, dependent upon composition, undercooling, and cooling rate.
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Michael B. Robinson, Michael B. Robinson, Delin Li, Delin Li, Thomas J. Rathz, Thomas J. Rathz, } "Undercooling of Cu-based binary alloys in a flux and long drop tube", Proc. SPIE 3792, Materials Research in Low Gravity II, (6 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351278; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351278

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