Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Dr. Curtis L. Wilson
Dr. Ettore A. Peretti
All of the metals have definite melting points. When a metal is heated above the melting point, it exists as a liquid. Now if the melt is allowed to cool, it will solidify when a temperature corresponding to the melting point is reached.
However, if one metal is added to another metal, both of which are mutually soluble in the liquid state, a certain effect can be noted. The melt will not solidify when the melting point of the pure metal is reached, but will freeze at a lower temperature.
Corbett, Robert P., "A Study of Metallic Eutectics" (1940). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 105.
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