Mg-Y-Zn (Magnesium - Yttrium - Zinc)

Light Metal Ternary Systems: Phase Diagrams, Crystallographic and Thermodynamic Data
Part of the Landolt-Börnstein - Group IV Physical Chemistry book series (volume 11A4)


This document is part of Subvolume A4 'Light Metal Systems. Part 4: Selected Systems from Al-Si-Ti to Ni-Si-Ti' of Volume 11 'Ternary Alloy Systems - Phase Diagrams, Crystallographic and Thermodynamic Data critically evaluated by MSIT®' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group IV Physical Chemistry.

It contains: Literature Data, Binary Systems, Solid Phases, Pseudobinary Systems, Invariant Equilibria, Liquidus Surface, Isothermal Sections, Notes on Materials Properties and Applications, Miscellaneous.

Element System: Mg-Y-Zn


Light Metal Systems Ternary Alloy Systems Phase Equilibria 


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