Advertisement

Thermodynamics of alloys

  • Lorenz Ratke
  • Peter W. Voorhees
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Abstract

In this chapter we will present briefly some basic thermodynamic relations that are useful in understanding the fundamentals of growth and coarsening of particles embedded in a matrix. The reader who is already familiar with the concepts of free energy, chemical potential, equilibrium of heterogeneous alloys, the Gibbs-Thomson effect etc. may skip this chapter.

Keywords

Free Energy Gibbs Free Energy Curve Interface Common Tangent Regular Solution Model 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenz Ratke
    • 1
  • Peter W. Voorhees
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Space SimulationGerman Aerospace Center DLRCologneGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Materials Science and EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Personalised recommendations