Structure and Dynamics of Partially Solidified Systems

  • David E. Loper

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 125)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Experimental Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. P. Marsh, M. E. Glicksman
      Pages 23-35
  3. Phase Change and Crystal Growth

  4. Theories of Slurries and Mushy Zones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Paul H. Roberts, David E. Loper
      Pages 229-290
    3. David E. Loper, Paul H. Roberts
      Pages 291-323
  5. Application to Magmatic and Aqueous Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Geneviève Brandeis, Claude Jaupart
      Pages 327-347
    3. Alexander R. McBirney, W. John Russell
      Pages 349-365
    4. George W. Bergantz, Robert P. Lowell
      Pages 367-382
    5. David J. Stevenson, David R. Scott
      Pages 401-415
    6. Charles A. Knight
      Pages 453-465
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 501-506

About this book


This volume contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Structure and Dynamics of Partially Solidified Systems held at Stanford Sierra Lodge, Tahoe, California, May 12-16, 1986. This work­ shop grew out of a realization that there was a significant amount of interest and activity in this topic in several unrelated disciplines, and that it would be mutually beneficial to bring together those mathemati'­ cians, scientists and engineers interested in this subject to share their knowledge and ideas with each other. Partially solidified systems occur in a variety of natural and man­ made environments. Perhaps the most well-known occurrence involves the solidification of metallic alloys. Typically as a molten alloy is cooled, the solid phase advances from the cold boundary into the liquid as a branching forest of dendritic crystals. This creates a region of mixed solid and liquid phases, commonly referred to as a mushy zone, in which the solid forms a rigidly connected framework with the liquid occurring in the intercrystalline gaps. In addition to the casting of metallic alloys, mushy zones can occur in weld pools, the Earth's core and. mantle, magma chambers, temperate glaciers, frozen soils, frozen lakes and sea ice. A second mechanical configuration for the solid phase is as a suspension of small crystals within the liquid; this is referred to as a slurry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Loper
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8104-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3587-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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