Continuous cooling (CT) diagrams and critical cooling rates: A direct method of calculation using the concept of additivity

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A new method for the calculation of continuous cooling curves and their associated critical cooling rates for glass formation is described. This method is based directly on the theories of nucleation and growth using the concept of additivity. These calculations also yield a master curve describing the amount of crystallinity at any temperature during cooling, the shape of which is independent of cooling rate. Comparison is made between the new method and that of Grange and Kiefer for several systems and the approximations in their method examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes

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