On the wettability, encapsulation and surface phase transition in monotectic liquid metallic systems

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Abstract

In the present paper the wettability of a liquid metal by another liquid metal is studied theoretically, based on a recent model on interfacial energies in metallic systems. It appears that in all practical cases the liquid metal with a lower surface tension will perfectly wet (with a zero contact angle) the liquid metal with a higher surface tension practically at any temperature, and therefore will encapsulate it. As a result, the first order surface phase transition will start in monotectic metallic systems at 0 K. The phenomenon of the surface phase transition is considered in some details, based on a recent paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science, Testing and Informatics III - Proceedings of the 5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics
Pages527-532
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and lnformatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 9 2005Oct 11 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume537-538
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and lnformatics
CountryHungary
CityBalatonfured
Period10/9/0510/11/05

Keywords

  • Al-Bi
  • Al-Cd
  • Al-In
  • Al-Pb
  • Encapsulation
  • Liquid metals
  • Monotectic systems
  • Surface phase transition
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kaptay, G. (2007). On the wettability, encapsulation and surface phase transition in monotectic liquid metallic systems. In Materials Science, Testing and Informatics III - Proceedings of the 5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics (pp. 527-532). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 537-538).