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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pdub.t53420041
EISBN: 978-1-62708-310-2
... Abstract This chapter explains how the principles of chemical thermodynamics are used in the construction and interpretation of phase diagrams. After a brief review of the laws of thermodynamics, it describes the concept of Gibbs free energy and its application to transformations that occur...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cub.t66910049
EISBN: 978-1-62708-250-1
... Abstract This chapter discusses the principles of corrosion of metals in aqueous environments. The thermodynamics of aqueous corrosion is the subject of the first half of this chapter, which addresses concepts such as corrosion reactions and free-energy change, the relationship between free...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110434
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract This article provides an overview of the most common micro-analytical technique in the failure analysis laboratory: energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). It discusses the general characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of some of the X-ray detectors attached...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fec.t65940023
EISBN: 978-1-62708-302-7
... Abstract This chapter provides a thorough introduction to the electrochemical thermodynamics that govern electrode reactions associated with corrosion. It begins with a review of the thermodynamic criteria for the stability of chemical reactions based on Gibbs free energy and explains how...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240053
EISBN: 978-1-62708-251-8
... of free energy that governs whether or not a phase transformation is possible, and then the kinetic considerations that determine the rate at which transformations take place. The chapter also describes important solid-state transformations such as spinodal decomposition and martensitic transformation...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240075
EISBN: 978-1-62708-251-8
.... The major eutectic systems include the aluminum-silicon eutectic system and the lead-tin eutectic system. The chapter discusses the construction of eutectic phase diagrams from free energy curves. It also provides information on peritectic, monotectic, and solid-state reactions in alloy systems...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.spsp2.t54410039
EISBN: 978-1-62708-265-5
... that promote such transformations and, in turn, how they affect the structure of various phases and the rate at which they form. The chapter also discusses the concepts of transformation kinetics, minimum free energy, and nucleation and growth, and provides information on alloying, interphase precipitation...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060013
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... of equilibrium phase diagrams, the role of enthalpy and Gibb’s free energy in chemical reactions, and a method for determining phase compositions along the solidus and liquidus lines. atomic diffusion body-centered cubic systems crystal defects equilibrium phase diagram face-centered cubic systems...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pdub.t53420015
EISBN: 978-1-62708-310-2
... atoms. It discusses the difference between interstitial and substitutional solid solutions and the factors that determine the type of solution that two metals are likely to form. It also addresses the development of intermediate phases, the role of free energy, transformation kinetics, liquid-to-solid...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ssde.t52310281
EISBN: 978-1-62708-286-0
... through a representation of the Gibbs energies of the different crystalline phases relevant to that system and defined by the chemical composition of the system. Thermo-Calc minimizes the total Gibbs energy of the system with respect to various constraints such as temperature, pressure, and chemical...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240117
EISBN: 978-1-62708-251-8
... the polygonized matrix is replaced by new strain-free grains, further annealing increases the average grain size. This process, known as grain growth, is accomplished by the migration of grain boundaries. Recrystallization consumes the retained energy of deformation, but the grain boundaries still have a finite...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pdub.t53420339
EISBN: 978-1-62708-310-2
... with temperature. Ostwald ripening is the mechanism by which smaller precipitates dissolve, and the solute is redistributed to larger, stable precipitates. Smaller particles have a higher free energy due to increased pressure as a result of their high surface curvature. Reversion occurs when an alloy containing...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110413
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... packages are in the public domain and available as a free download: DTSA-II from NIST, and CASINO from Sherbrooke University. 11. Goldstein , et al. , p. 269 . 12. Danilotos G.D. , SCANNING , Vol. 4 , p. 9 ( 1981 ). The scanning electron microscope (SEM) remains the most...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240063
EISBN: 978-1-62708-251-8
... above absolute zero, by far the most important case of diffusion occurs when there is a concentration gradient. In this case, the driving force for diffusion is to reduce the Gibbs free energy of the system. For example, if two blocks of the same A-B alloy composition are welded together ( Fig. 5.1...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.bcp.t52230055
EISBN: 978-1-62708-298-3
... Table 5.2 lists the constants to be used in empirical equations that express the temperature variation of the standard free energy of formation of a number of beryllium compounds. These equations were calculated from the basic data of Table 5.1 and the heat capacity relationships of the substances...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ssde.t52310011
EISBN: 978-1-62708-286-0
... and a voltmeter, resulting in the arrangement shown in Fig. 1(b) . Thermodynamically, the Gibbs free energy of the cell is that of Reaction 1: (Eq 5) Δ G = Δ H − T Δ S    = Δ G 0 + R T ln ( a OH - ) 4 ( a Fe 2+ ) 2 a H...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fec.t65940087
EISBN: 978-1-62708-302-7
... and solution, the ion must pass through configurations of higher energy than exist in either end state. For the condition of dynamic equilibrium, the electrochemical free energy, G el , will be a function of the path between the two minimum energy positions but will be the same in the end positions...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110461
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... profiling. Defect free samples can be prepared using state-of-art FIB instruments with low energy milling capabilities. It should be noted that the successful application of TEM in failure analysis depends on how well the fault is localized and whether an appropriate sample can be prepared...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pdub.t53420171
EISBN: 978-1-62708-310-2
... and physical properties. A simple binary phase diagram with a region of spinodal decomposition is shown in Fig. 9.16(a) with a corresponding free-energy curve ( Fig. 9.16b ). If a composition, X 0 , is heated above the critical temperature, T c , the binary system is in the region of full solid...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110447
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
.... Today, the use of large positively charged O 2 -clusters as sputter beam enables an effective acquisition of depth profiles with artefact-free alkali metal distributions. This approach has several advantages. On the one hand, the average energy per incoming sputter particle is reduced heavily due...