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Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 628495, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/628495
Research Article

Columnar-to-Equiaxed Transition in Metal-Matrix Composites Reinforced with Silicon Carbide Particles

1Faculty of Sciences, University of Misiones, 1552 Félix de Azara Street, 3300 Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
2Member of Scientific Research Career (CIC) of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), 1917 Rivadavia Street, 1033 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 30 July 2013; Accepted 4 November 2013

Academic Editor: Menahem Bamberger

Copyright © 2013 Alicia E. Ares and Carlos E. Schvezov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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