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This article illustrates equilibrium phase diagram for the aluminum-silicon system showing metastable extensions of the liquidus and solidus lines. It describes the classification and microstructure of the aluminum-silicon eutectic. The article presents the theories of solidification and chemical modification of the aluminum-silicon eutectic.

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M.M. Makhlouf, Solidification of Eutectic Alloys: Aluminum-Silicon, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 312–316,

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