heat of solidification


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heat of solidification

[′hēt əv sə‚lid·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The increase in enthalpy when 1 mole of a solid is formed from a liquid or, less commonly, a gas at constant pressure and temperature.
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In order to analyze the latent heat of solidification of these alloys, four different levels of silicon and three different levels of copper were taken into consideration.
After most of the heat of solidification has been used up, the low melting phases of the iron--phosphorous, sulfur, tin, antimony and lead--are still liquid.
This should be kept as low as is practical by using a minimum of superheat depending upon the large energy reservoir represented by latent heat of solidification, to give control and prevent freezing of the metal in the channel.