Phase Diagrams and Solidification
AimsIntroductionThermodynamics: Basic termsFree energy curvesPhase diagrams 1Phase diagrams 2 - eutectic reactionsPhase diagrams 3 - peritectic reactionsThe Gibbs phase ruleInterpretation of cooling curvesExperiment and resultsThe lever ruleModern usesFurther considerationsSummaryQuestionsGoing furtherTLP creditsTLP contentsShow all contentViewing and downloading resourcesAbout the TLPsTerms of useFeedbackCredits Print this page

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# Aims

On completion of this TLP you should:

- understand the thermodynamic principles behind free-energy curves
- understand how free-energy curves relate to equilibrium phase diagrams
- be able to construct a binary phase diagram from cooling curves
- be able to use phase diagrams to predict the composition and volume fraction of phases