Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 6, pp 2574–2580 | Cite as

Effect of solute interaction on interfacial segregation and grain boundary embrittlement in binary alloys

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Abstract

The effect of solute interaction on interfacial segregation and intergranular embrittlement is modeled on the basis of the combined Fowler and Rice–Wang approaches in a binary system using the chosen values of standard thermodynamic parameters of interfacial segregation and varied values of the binary interaction coefficients. It is clearly shown that attractive interaction strengthens interfacial segregation and substantially enhances intergranular embrittlement, while repulsive interaction exhibits an opposite effect. This finding is demonstrated in the available literature data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsAS CRPraha 8Czech Republic

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