Geometric undercooling

Undercooling, constitutional undercooling, and kinetic undercooling are some of the things that I have known; today, I learnt that there is geometric undercooling too! Take a look.

2 Responses to “Geometric undercooling”

  1. Deep Says:

    Isn’t it similar to the extra undercooling required by the presence of elastic stresses (arising very naturally;-))?

  2. Guru Says:


    Yes; in some sense; however, I love it when things that we see at micron scales are shown at such large scales — and arise naturally, of course! 🙂 The last one I saw was Asaro-Tiller-Grinfeld instabilities in minerals in contact with water underground!

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