METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, ss.3665-3672, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The equilibrated grain boundary groove shapes for the Zn solid solution in equilibrium with the Zn-Al eutectic liquid were observed by rapid quenching. From the observed grain boundary groove shapes, the Gibbs-Thomson coefficient and the solid-liquid interfacial energy for the Zn solid solution in equilibrium with the Zn-Al eutectic liquid have been determined to be (5.80 +/- 0.18) X 10(-8) Km and (93.496 +/- 7.57) X 10(-3) Jm(-2) with the numerical method and from the Gibbs-Thomson equation, respectively. The grain boundary energy for the same material has been calculated to be (182.302 +/- 18.23) X 10(-3) Jm(-2) from the observed grain boundary groove shapes. The thermal conductivities of the solid and liquid phases for Zn-5 wt pct Al and Zn-0.5 wt pct Al alloys have also been measured.