Determination of thermal conductivity and interfacial energy of solid Zn solution in the Zn-Al-Bi eutectic system

Aksoz S., Ocak Y., Marasli N., Keslioglu K.

EXPERIMENTAL THERMAL AND FLUID SCIENCE, vol.35, no.2, pp.395-404, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The equilibrated grain boundary groove shapes for solid Zn solution (Zn-3.0 at.% Al-0.3 at.% Bi) in equilibrium with the Zn-Al-Bi eutectic liquid (Zn-12.7 at.% Al-1.6 at.% Bi) have been observed from quenched sample with a radial heat flow apparatus. Gibbs-Thomson coefficient, solid-liquid interfacial energy and grain boundary energy for solid Zn solution in equilibrium with Al-Bi-Zn eutectic liquid have been determined to be (5.1 +/- 0.4) x 10(-8) K m, (80.1 +/- 9.6) x 10(-3) and (158.6 +/- 20.6) x 10(-3) J m(-2) from the observed grain boundary groove shapes, respectively. The thermal conductivity variation with temperature for solid Zn solution has been measure with radial heat flow apparatus and the value of thermal conductivity for solid Zn solution has been determined to be 135.68 W/km at the eutectic melting temperature. The thermal conductivity ratio of equilibrated eutectic liquid to solid Zn solution, R = K-L(Zn)/K-S(Zn) has also been measured to be 0.85 with Bridgman type solidification apparatus. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.