Development Processes of Globular Microstructure

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Semi solid metallurgy offers distinct advantages over other near-net-shape manufacturing processes. By this process, components are produced from slurry kept at a temperature between the solidus and the liquidus isotherms, resulting in breakdown of the dendritic structure. A new structure in which the morphology of the crystals of the primary phase is globular evolves. In this present paper, the importance of globular structure is identified. The theories of evolution of globular crystals in thixo–processing are identified and discussed.

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A. Adedayo, "Development Processes of Globular Microstructure," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 7, 2011, pp. 651-659. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.107050.

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