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Title: Semi-Solid Processing of Metallic Materials
Authors: Atkinson, Helen V.
First Published: 2010
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Citation: Materials Science and Technology, Volume 26, Issue 12 (01 December 2010), pp. 1401-1413
Abstract: Semi-solid processing involves forming metallic alloys between the solidus and the liquidus. For the process to operate, the microstructure must consist of solid spheroids in the liquid matrix, rather than dendrites. The material then flows when it is sheared but thickens again when allowed to stand, i.e. it behaves thixotropically. This type of behaviour was first discovered by Flemings and co-workers in the 1970s and is utilized in a family of processes, some now applied commercially. Here the current status of semi-solid processing, both technologically and from a research point of view, will be reviewed.
DOI Link: 10.1179/026708310X12815992418012
ISSN: 0267-0836
eISSN: 1743-2847
Type: Article
Description: This is the author’s pre-print draft of the paper due to be published as Materials Science and Technology, 2010. The final published version is available at
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