Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Professor J. George Grunenfelder
Professor Curtis Graverson
Professor Ralph Smith
If, in a system at a given temperature, there should occur a decrease in free energy and this decrease does not take place, then the resulting condition of the system is termed supercooling. A common example of the phenomenon is found in the liquid-to-solid transition of many substances, when the temperature of the liquid may be lowered below its freezing point without solidification. Similar phenomenon occurs in the gas-to- liquid, gas-to-solid, and polymorphic transformations.
Nagel, Wilfred E., "A Study of the Effect of the Maximum Melt Temperatures Upon the Degree of Supercooling of Gallium" (1950). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 313.
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