Klement, William, Jr. (1962) Metastable structures in alloys rapidly cooled from the melt. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08192011-104507587
Small amounts of liquid alloys are cooled to the solid state very rapidly by means of a technique which is described in detail. Procedures for studying the resultant thin, irregular foils are discussed; most of the results are obtained from x-ray diffraction experiments. Among the nonequilibrium structures found in various alloys are cited the metastable solid solutions in silver-copper and gallium antimonide-germanium alloys, the extended primary solid solutions in some silver-base alloys, and the metastable hexagonal close-packed structures in silver-germanium alloys. The quenching technique is discussed and tentative criteria for the prediction and rationalization of certain metastable structures in alloy systems are inferred from an analysis of the process.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1962|
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|Deposited By:||John Wade|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2011 20:32|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 04:38|
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