## Phase Transformations in MaterialsFor all kinds of materials, phase transformations show common phenomena and mechanisms, and often turn a material, for example metals, multiphase alloys, ceramics or composites, into its technological useful form. The physics and thermodynamics of a transformation from the solid to liquid state or from one crystal form to another are therefore essential for creating high-performance materials. This handbook covers phase transformations, a general phenomenon central to understanding the behavior of materials and for creating high-performance materials. It will be an essential reference for all materials scientists, physicists and engineers involved in the research and development of new high performance materials. It is the revised and enhanced edition of the renowned book edited by the late P. Haasen in 1990 (Vol. 5, Materials Science and Technology). |

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1.5.12 Geometry of

diagrams of any number of components is governed by the Gibbs Phase Rule.

Consider a system with C components in which P phases are in equilibrium.

1.5.12 Geometry of

**Binary**Phase Diagrams The geometry of all types of phasediagrams of any number of components is governed by the Gibbs Phase Rule.

Consider a system with C components in which P phases are in equilibrium.

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The

phase diagram B-C is shown in the insert. All solid phases are assumed pure

stoichiometric components or compounds. Small arrows show crystallization

paths of ...

The

**binary**subsystems A-B and C-A are simple eutectic systems. The**binary**phase diagram B-C is shown in the insert. All solid phases are assumed pure

stoichiometric components or compounds. Small arrows show crystallization

paths of ...

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1.11, these models can be used to predict the thermodynamic properties of N-

component solutions from evaluated parameters for

subsystems stored in the database. For example, in the calculation in Table 1-3, ...

1.11, these models can be used to predict the thermodynamic properties of N-

component solutions from evaluated parameters for

**binary**(and possibly ternary)subsystems stored in the database. For example, in the calculation in Table 1-3, ...

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List of Symbols and Abbreviations | 3 |

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Acta Metall alloys anisotropy approximation atoms behavior binary Binder Cahn calculated Chem chemical chemical potential cluster coarsening composition concentration constant correlation factor critical crystal defect dendritic diffusion coefficient dynamics effects elastic equation equilibrium eutectic example experimental field Figure fluctuations Fratzl function Gibbs energy gradient grain boundary growth rate Helmholtz energy impurity interaction interface interstitial Ising model jump frequency kinetics Kurz Landau Langer lattice Lebowitz length Lett linear liquid magnetic materials mechanism metastable microstructure mixtures Monte Carlo Murch nucleation order parameter particles phase diagram phase separation phase transitions Phvs Phys polymer precipitate quench radius random regime region scaling shown in Fig simulations solid solution solidification spacing spinodal curve spinodal decomposition stability structure sublattices supersaturation surface temperature ternary theory thermal thermodynamic tion tracer diffusion transformation tricritical point ture two-phase undercooling vacancy velocity volume fraction Wagner wavelength