Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 14–18 | Cite as

The system In-Ga: Thermodynamics and computed phase equilibria

  • M. V. Rao
  • W. A. Tiller


The accepted solidus [5] on the In-rich side of the In-Ga phase diagram has been shown to be thermodynamically infeasible. A solidus consistent with the liquidus and microcalorimetric heats of solution measurements [6] has been constructed with an analysis utilising a linear programming computer technique. The thermodynamic interaction parameter α [defined by αij=In γi/(1−Ni)2] have been determined as functions of temperature and composition for the liquid and In-rich solid solutions. The liquid and solid solutions are found to be not far from regular. The In-rich solvus curve has also been computed.


Polymer Phase Diagram Solid Solution Phase Equilibrium Interaction Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Rao
    • 1
  • W. A. Tiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials ScienceStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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