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Thermoelectric and morphological effects of Peltier pulsing on directional solidification of eutectic Bi-MnExtensive in situ thermal measurements using Peltier Interface Demarcation (PID) during directional solidification of eutectic Bi/MnBi were carried out. Observations indicate that significant thermal transients occur throughout the sample as a result of the Peltier pulsing. The contributions of the Peltier, Thomson, and Joule heats were separated and studied as a function of pulse intensity and polarity. The Joule and the combined Peltier and Thomson thermal contributions were determined as a function of time during and after the current pulses, close to the solid/liquid interface. Variations of the Bi/MnBi particle morphology clearly reveal the interface shape, changes in interface velocity, meltback, and temporary loss of cooperative growth, as a result of the pulsing.
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Silberstein, R. P.
(Grumman Aerospace Corp. Bethpage, NY, United States)
Larson, D. J., Jr.
(Grumman Aerospace Corp. Bethpage, NY, United States)
Dressler, B.
(Grumman Research and Development Center Bethpage, NY, United States)
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August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1984
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Publication: Metallurgical Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume: 15A
ISSN: 0360-2133
Subject Category
Metallic Materials
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