Investigation of Peritectic Solidification Morphologies by Using the Binary Organic Model System TRIS-NPG

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Under pure diffusive growth conditions, layered peritectic solidification is possible. In reality, the competitive growth of the primary α-phase and the peritectic β-phase revealed some complex peritectic solidification morphologies due to thermo-solutal convection. The binary organic components Tris-(hydroxylmenthyl) aminomethane-(Neopentylglycol) were used as a model system for metal-like solidification. The transparency of the high-temperature non-faceted phases allows for the studying of the dynamic of the solid/liquid interface that lead to peritectic solidification morphologies. Investigations were carried out by using the Bridgman technic for process conditions where one or both phases solidify in a non-planar manner. Different growth conditions were observed, leeding to competitive peritectic growth morphologies. Additionally, the competitive growth was solved numerically to interpret the observed transparent solidification patterns.


Original languageEnglish
Article number966
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2020