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by telluride
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: metallurgy in zero gravity
Replies: 20
Views: 5089

Re: metallurgy in zero gravity

I can't imagine that it would, as most liquids are generally assumed to be homogeneous (though this isn't technically the case, it's not due to gravity) and it's the kinetics at the solid-liquid interface that causes the properties you see in solidification. edit: Okay this isn't completely the cas...
by telluride
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: metallurgy in zero gravity
Replies: 20
Views: 5089

Re: metallurgy in zero gravity

Microgravity experiments have a history of use in metallurgy, actually. Particularly in the study of solidification. The point, mostly, is that in microgravity there is no complication of flow in the melt by convective flow, so it is much easier to analyze solidification behavior. Flow will only be ...

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