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...
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...

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...