Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 17 No. 6 December 2007|
（School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China ）
Abstract:Based on the available experimental information, the Ag-Si binary system was thermodynamically assessed using the CALPHAD method. The solution phases, including liquid, fcc-A1 and diamond-A4, were modeled as substitutional solutions, of which the excess Gibbs energies were expressed by Redlich-Kister polynomial functions. Combined with previous assessment of the Ag-Au and Au-Si binary systems, thermodynamic description of the Au-Ag-Si ternary system was performed to reproduce the reported phase equilibria. Thermodynamic properties of liquid alloys, liquidus projection and several vertical and isothermal sections of this ternary system were calculated, which are in reasonable agreement with the reported experimental data.
Key words: thermodynamics; phase diagram; CALPHAD; Ag-Si binary system; Au-Ag-Si ternary system