Nanospirals that form as molten metals solidify could be key to new materials--and even invisibility

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:40 in Physics & Chemistry

Humans have been cooling metal mixtures from liquid to solid for thousands of years. But surprisingly, not much is known about exactly what happens during the process of solidification. Particularly puzzling is the solidification of eutectics, which are mixtures of two or more solid phases.

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