Diffusion Composition Path Patterns in Ternary Systems.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
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A new viewpoint on the analysis of diffusion behavior in ternary systems is presented, in which the matrix of diffusion coefficients is replaced by the relative penetration tendencies of the three species. This approximate but physical approach is combined with a linear approximation description of concentration-penetration curves for individual species in diffusion couples. This procedure makes the calculation of the diffusion path and Kirkendall shift for a given ternary couple very simple and straightforward this in turn facilitates the calculation of a complete pattern of composition paths and Kirkendall shifts on the Gibbs triangle for any given model of relative penetration tendencies of the components. The availability of such patterns makes it easy to recognize and model the relative penetration tendencies in systems for which the composition path pattern has been experimentally determined. The approach is then successfully applied to generating relatively simple penetration tendency models which reproduce experimental composition path and Kirkendall shift patterns in Cu-Ni-Zn, Fe-Ni-Co, and Cu-Ag-Au. Author
- Properties of Metals and Alloys