Conditions for solidification

Conditions of solidification

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Which atomic processes take place during solidification?What conditions must be fullfiled for crystallization?What is supercooling?What are...
Cooling curve of a pure substance

Heat of solidification

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Why does the temperature remain constant when pure substances solidify?How can it be explained on a...
Heterogeneous and homogeneous nucleation

Types of nuclei

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation?How can homogeneous nucleation occur in the melt?Which type of nucleation...
Golf clubs as application of an amorphous metal (metallic glass)

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...