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Alloy Phase Diagrams

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H. Okamoto
H. Okamoto
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M.E. Schlesinger
M.E. Schlesinger
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E.M. Mueller
E.M. Mueller
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ASM International
Volume
3
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-163-4
Publication date:
2016
Book Chapter

Solid Solutions and Phase Transformations[1]

Published:
2016
Page range:
17 - 25
Publication history
July 07, 2015

Abstract

This article begins with the one-component, or unary, diagram for magnesium. The diagram shows what phases are present as a function of the temperature and pressure. When two metals are mixed in the liquid state to produce a solution, the resulting alloy is called a binary alloy. The article describes the various types of solid solutions such as interstitial solid solutions and substitutional solid solutions. Free energy is important because it determines whether or not a phase transformation is thermodynamically possible. The article discusses the thermodynamics of phase transformations and free energy, as well as kinetics of phase transformations. It concludes with a description of solid-state phase transformations that occur when one or more parent phases, usually on cooling, produces a phase or phases.

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2016. "Solid Solutions and Phase Transformations", Alloy Phase Diagrams, H. Okamoto, M.E. Schlesinger, E.M. Mueller

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