Phase field investigation on the initial planar instability with surface tension anisotropy during directional solidification of binary alloys

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Original languageEnglish
Article number017305
Journal / PublicationChinese Physics B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


Phase field investigation reveals that the stability of the planar interface is related to the anisotropic intensity of surface tension and the misorientation of preferred crystallographic orientation with respect to the heat flow direction. The large anisotropic intensity may compete to determine the stability of the planar interface. The destabilizing effect or the stabilizing effect depends on the misorientation. Moreover, the interface morphology of initial instability is also affected by the surface tension anisotropy. © 2010 Chinese Physical Society and IOP Publishing Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Directional solidification, Interfacial stability, Surface tension anisotropy

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