Starink, M.J. and Zahra, A.-M.
An analysis method for nucleation and growth controlled reactions at constant heating rate.
Thermochimica Acta, 292, (1-2), . (doi:10.1016/S0040-6031(96)03135-8).
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A quantitative model is derived for the progress of a nucleation and growth controlled reaction during heating at a constant rate. It incorporates nucleation, growth, and impingement, takes account of temperature dependent solubility, and distinguishes between diffusion controlled growth and linear growth. Parameters of the model for a single process reaction are: s, which is akin to the Avrami parameter for isothermal analysis, Eeff the effective activation energy, ?i the impingement parameter, and a pre-exponential constant. The model is applied to the DSC data on precipitation in Al---Si alloys. An excellent agreement between data and model is obtained. The parameter s is interpreted in terms of the processes taking place, namely growth of small nuclei, growth of coarse particles or nucleation and growth.
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