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Title: Modelling the growth of feather crystals

Abstract

An existing numerical model of dendritic growth has been adapted to model the growth of twinned columnar dendrites (feather crystals) in a binary aluminium alloy, Examination of the effect of dendrite tip angle on growth has led to an hypothesis regarding the stability of a pointed tip morphology in these crystals.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom). Dept. of Materials
  2. Alcan International Ltd., Banbury (United Kingdom). Banbury Labs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
455258
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CRYSTAL GROWTH; ALUMINIUM ALLOYS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; BINARY ALLOY SYSTEMS; DENDRITES; TWINNING; MORPHOLOGY

Citation Formats

Wood, H.J., Hunt, J.D., and Evans, P.V. Modelling the growth of feather crystals. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(96)00204-2.
Wood, H.J., Hunt, J.D., & Evans, P.V. Modelling the growth of feather crystals. United States. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(96)00204-2.
Wood, H.J., Hunt, J.D., and Evans, P.V. Sat . "Modelling the growth of feather crystals". United States. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(96)00204-2.
@article{osti_455258,
title = {Modelling the growth of feather crystals},
author = {Wood, H.J. and Hunt, J.D. and Evans, P.V.},
abstractNote = {An existing numerical model of dendritic growth has been adapted to model the growth of twinned columnar dendrites (feather crystals) in a binary aluminium alloy, Examination of the effect of dendrite tip angle on growth has led to an hypothesis regarding the stability of a pointed tip morphology in these crystals.},
doi = {10.1016/S1359-6454(96)00204-2},
journal = {Acta Materialia},
number = 2,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {2}
}