Experimental determination of solid-liquid interfacial energy for solid Sn in the Sn-Mg system

Meydaneri F., SAATÇİ B. , Özdemir M.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.257, no.15, pp.6518-6526, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 257 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.02.061
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.6518-6526
  • Keywords: Sn-Mg alloy, Gibbs-Thomson coefficient, Interface energy, Grain boundary energy, SURFACE-ENERGY, CREEP-BEHAVIOR, AL-CU, THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY, CA ALLOYS, PB-SN, CRYSTAL, ZN, MELT, MICROSTRUCTURE


The equilibrated grain boundary groove shapes for solid Sn in equilibrium with the Sn-9 at.% Mg eutectic liquid were directly observed annealing a sample at the eutectic temperature for about 5 days with a radial heat flow apparatus. The thermal conductivities of the solid phase, kappa(S), and the liquid phase, kappa(L), for the groove shapes were measured. From the observed grain boundary groove shapes, the Gibbs-Thomson coefficient, the solid-liquid interfacial energy and grain boundary energy for solid Sn in equilibrium with the Sn-9 at.% Mg eutectic liquid have been determined to be (7.35 +/- 0.36) x 10(-8) Km, (136.41 +/- 13.64) x 10(-3) Jm(-2) and (230.95 +/- 25.40) x 10(-3) Jm(-2), respectively. (C) 2011 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.