This study is devoted to investigation of spreading of a hypo-eutectic Al 8Si system over a flat Al surface. Wetting kinetics was studied using a real time in situ monitoring of the triple line movement facilitated by a hot-stage microscopy system under controlled atmosphere. Analysis of the validity of the classic Tanner's law correlation developed for inert wetting systems is performed. A good agreement of the power relationship between the triple line location and time was established. The dispersion of the n-power exponent magnitude is between 9 and 13, with an average value of 11.
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|State||Published - May 31 2008|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation through grant KSEF-829-RDE-007 and National Science Foundation through grant DMI-9908319.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering