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Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramics

Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramics

Clifton G. Bergeron , Subash H. Risbud

ISBN: 978-1-574-98177-3

Jan 1984

158 pages

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A step-by-step guide on how to use and interpret phase diagrams. Whether used as a textbook or a reference source, this book is the most thorough and complete tool available for users of phase information.

Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria.

Systems, Phases, and Components.


The Phase Rule.

The One-Component System.

LeChatelier’s Principle.

The Water System.

Hypothetical Systems.

The Silica System.

The Titania and Zirconia Systems.

The Carbon System.


Bibliography and Supplementary Reading

The Two-Component System.

The Binary Eutectic.

Intermediate Compounds.

Solid Solution.

Liquid Immiscibility.

Structural Consideration of Liquid Immiscibility.

The System Al2O3-SiO2.

The System CaO-SiO2.


Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.

Determination of Phase Equilibria Diagrams.

Experimental Methods.

Thermodynamic Calculations and Estimations.


Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.

Hypothetical Binary Systems, Phase Analysis.

Hypothetical Binary Systems.

Phase Analysis Diagrams.


Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.

Ternary Systems.

Method of Determining Composition.

Isoplethal Studies in Ternary Systems.

Alkemade Lines.

Composition Triangles.

Isothermal Sections.

System with a Binary Compound Melting Incongruently.

Peritectic and Eutectic Reactions during Cooling.

Resorption during Cooling.

Composition on an Alkemade Line.

Phase Transformations.

Decomposition of a Binary Compound Having a Phase Field in the Ternary System.

Intermediate Ternary Compounds.

Complex Cooling Paths.

Ternary Solid Solution.

Ternary System with Two Solid-Solution Phases.

System MgO-“FeO”-SiO2.

Liquid Immiscibility.

System MgO-Al2O3-SiO2.

System Na2O-CaO-SiO2.


Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.

Nonequilibrium Phases and Reactions.

Reactions during Heating.

Suppression of an Intermediate Compound.

Glass Formation and Transformation Curves.

Metastable Immiscibility.

Solid Solutions.

Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.

Quaternary Systems.

System Representation.

Determination of Phase Relations.

Bibliography and Supplementary Reading.


Reactive Atomic Weights.

Molecular Weights of Oxides.

Melting Points of Metal Oxides.

Nonoxide Ceramic Systems.