Practical limits on up-gradient crystallization

S. J. Kim, Dunbar P Birnie, B. J J Zelinski, D. R. Uhlmann

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The kinetic processes relevant to up-gradient crystallization are analyzed in detail. Crystallization occurs upon moving an amorphous sample up through a temperature gradient which is the reverse of traditional crystallization from the melt. Both nucleation and growth processes are important to the present technique. To obtain a highly oriented microstructure, bulk nucleation must be prevented. Generally, a liquid with small nucleation rate and large crystal growth rate is favorable for the present route. The model was tested for the lithium diborate glass system, which yielded a highly oriented microstructure with only isolated additional nucleation events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Kim, S. J., Birnie, D. P., Zelinski, B. J. J., & Uhlmann, D. R. (1995). Practical limits on up-gradient crystallization. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 181(3), 291-300.