Nucleation and primary growth robbed by resistivity during solidification in Al and Al-5.1% Cu alloy

Shun Hua Liu, David R Poirier, P. N. Ocansey

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The solidification process of Al and Al-5.1% Cu alloy has been studied by measuring their resistivities. It is noticed that the nucleation and the primary growth of the nuclei cause the sharp change of their resistivities at the moment of the nuclei appearance in the melt. The influence of the grain refinement by addition of a grain refining agent on the resistivities is also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalDalian Ligong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Dalian University of Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Aluminum
  • Resistivities
  • Solidification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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