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- Solidification -

A multitude of projects in the field of solidification physics are currently being co-ordinated by ESA. These projects were submitted, in response to an Announcement of Opportunity in 1999 (AO-99), and have all received either 'Outstanding', 'Highly-Recommended' or 'Recommended' during the peer-evaluation process. This peer review was based on scientific merit, innovation, industrial interest and microgravity relevance.

Please click on the following links for more details about individual projects...

CETSOL
Columnar-Equiaxed Transition in Solidification Processing
(AO-99-117)

CUCOOL
Undercooling and Demixing of Cu-Co Alloys
(AO-99-010)

MAGNEPHAS
Study and Modelling of Nucleation and Phase Selection Phenomena in Undercooled Melts: Application to Magnetic Alloys of Industrial Relevance
(AO-99-101)

METCOMP
Metastable Solidification of Composites: Novel Peritectic Structures and In-situ Composites
(AO-99-114)

MICAST
Microstructure Formation in Castings of Technical Alloys under Diffusive and Magnetically-Controlled Convective Conditions
(AO-99-031)

MONOPHAS
Solidification Morphologies of Monotectic Alloys
(AO-99-026)

NEQUISOL
Non-Equilibrium Solidification, Dendrite Growth Velocities & Modelling for Microstructure Engineering of Industrial Alloys
(AO-99-023/025/036)

SETA
Solidification Along A Eutectic Path in Ternary Alloys
(AO-99-046)


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