TY - CHAP A1 - Xiaolong Xu A2 - Hua Hou A3 - Feng Liu ED1 - Alicia Esther Ares Y1 - 2018-03-14 PY - 2018 T1 - Rapid Solidification of Undercooled Melts N2 - Almost all processing of technologically important materials includes a process where liquid material is cooled to form a solid, called "solidification." In order to form a solid from an undercooled melt, the formation of crystalline nuclei and growth of these nuclei to form a solid are necessary. The process of an atom jumping from the liquid to the solid is a diffusive jump with a driving force. The book Solidification is logically developed through a careful presentation of the relevant theories and models of solidification occurring in a variety of materials. Mathematicians, chemists, physicists, and engineers concerned with melting/freezing phenomena will also find this book to be valuable. BT - Solidification SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.70666 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.70666 SN - 978-953-51-3906-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-25 ER -