Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis: Non-Equilibrium Processes and Equilibrium Products
The nature of SHS process was studied, and conditions under which equilibrium and non-equilibrium regimes take place for wave propagation and structure formation of SHS products are under consideration. The important role of cooling down time is shown. Depending on its magnitude, either autoannealing or autoquenching processes can take place in the products after combustion front propagation. The correlation between transition from non-equilibrium to equilibrium state of the product with prolongation of cooling time was examined as well as character of products and processes was indicated in dependence on relationship between the characteristic times of combustion, time of cooling down, and structure formation in SHS product.
A.G. Merzhanov "Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis: Non-Equilibrium Processes and Equilibrium Products", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 36-44, 2006