Department of Mettalurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
*Corresponding author: JP Mogeritsch, Department of Metallurgy, Chair for Simulation and Modelling Metallurgical Processes, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: February 09, 2018; Published: February 26, 2018
ISSN: 2576-8840Volume4 Issue1
This communication gives a short overview about the latest research findings in the field of peritectic solidification pattern formation by using transparent organic components as model substances. These materials solidify metal-like and thus enable in-situ observations of the solidification dynamics with a simple transmitted-light microscope. Peritectic solidification pattern are strongly affected by thermo-solutal convection. Hence, experiments were carried out to analyze the effect convection does have on the formation of, in particular, layered peritectic solidification structures. In future, μg experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are foreseen where natural convection is omitted.
Keywords: Layered structures; Organic substances; Peritectic reaction; Convection; Solidification; ISS; Bridgman-furnace; Direct solidification; Organic substances