COMMENT ON PRECIPITATION IN GOLD-PLATINUM ALLOYS: THERMODYNAMICS,
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
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The purpose of the present note is to point out a computational error in a paper on the thermodynamics of the gold-platinum system by van der Toorn and Tiedema. It is also shown that the method used by these authors for calculating the free-energy curve from the phase diagram is, in any case, unreliable because of its extreme sensitivity to small shifts in the position of the phase boundaries.