Amorphous metals

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What are amorphous metals (metallic glasses)?Why is glass a thermodynamic liquid?What is meant by the term glass...
Critical nucleus radius and activation energy for nucleation

Homogeneous nucleation

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How can the Gibbs energy be used to assess whether a process is voluntary or not?How...
Water droplet on a tablecloth

Heterogeneous nucleation

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How can foreign particles promote nucleation?What is the contact angle?What influences the contact angle?What is the...
Dendritic crystal growth (nucleus growth)

Crystal growth

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is polygonal crystal growth?What distinguishes a microstructure with polygonal crystal growth?What is dendritic crystal growth?What...