Effects of magnetic fields on crystal growth
Kao, Andrew, Djambazov, Georgi, Pericleous, Koulis A. and Voller, V. (2008) Effects of magnetic fields on crystal growth. Proceedings of the 7th International PAMIR Conference: Fundamental and Applied MHD and COST P17 Annual Workshop 2008. Institute of Physics, University of Latvia, Salaspils, Latvia, pp. 621-625.Full text not available from this repository.
The effects of a constant uniform magnetic field on dendritic solidification were investigated using a 2-dimensional enthalpy based numerical model. The interaction between thermoelectic currents and the magnetic field generates a Lorentz force that creates a flow. This flow causes a change in the morphology of the dendrite; secondary growth is promoted on one side of the dendrite arm and the tip velocity of the primary arm is increased.
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