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Excess solvent in precipitates

Although precipitates’ compositions are theoretically determined by thermodynamics, their formation kinetics can also lead to composition variations that allow further structural evolution, making the precipitation path more complex.

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Fig. 1: Heterogeneous precipitates in Al–Zr–Sc alloys.

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Clouet, E. Excess solvent in precipitates. Nature Mater 17, 1060–1061 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0224-0

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