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Metals 2015, 5(1), 350-370; doi:10.3390/met5010350

Wetting by Liquid Metals—Application in Materials Processing: The Contribution of the Grenoble Group

SIMAP, University Grenoble Alpes-CNRS, F-38000 Grenoble, France
Academic Editor: Enrique Louis
Received: 4 February 2015 / Revised: 24 February 2015 / Accepted: 1 March 2015 / Published: 10 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Metals)

Abstract

The wettability of ceramics by liquid metals is discussed from both the fundamental point of view and the point of view of applications. The role of interfacial reactions (simple dissolution of the solid in the liquid or formation of a layer of a new compound) is illustrated and analysed. Several results are presented in order to illustrate the role of wettability in materials processing, namely infiltration processing, joining dissimilar materials by brazing and selecting crucibles for crystallising liquid metals and semiconductors. The review includes results obtained during the last 15 years mainly, but not only, by the Grenoble group. View Full-Text
Keywords: wetting; reactivity; metals; ceramics; composites; brazing; infiltration; crucible wetting; reactivity; metals; ceramics; composites; brazing; infiltration; crucible
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Eustathopoulos, N. Wetting by Liquid Metals—Application in Materials Processing: The Contribution of the Grenoble Group. Metals 2015, 5, 350-370.

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