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...
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...
Microstructure of polycrystalline iron

Microstructure formation

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is meant by a microstructure?What are grains and grain boundaries?What is a single crystal and...
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...