Modeling equations to predict the mixing behaviours of Al−Fe liquid alloy at different temperatures

  • S K Yadav Department of Physics, Suryanarayan Satyanarayan Morbaita Yadav Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Siraha
  • L N Jha Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
  • D Adhikari Department of Physics, Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar
Keywords: R−K polynomials, Thermodynamic properties, Surface segregation, ideal behaviours.

Abstract

Redlich−Kister (R−K) polynomials have been associated with the extended regular associated solution model to predict and explain the thermodynamic properties and structural properties of Al−Fe liquid alloy at 1873 K, 1973 K, 2073 K and  2173 K; 1873 K being its melting temperature. The thermodynamic properties, such as free energy of mixing and activities of free monomers ( and ) and structural properties, such as concentration fluctuation in long wave length limit, chemical short range order parameter and ratio of diffusion coefficients ( have been predicted at above stated temperatures. Renovated Butler model has been employed to predict the surface tension and surface segregation of the alloy at stated temperatures with the help of thermodynamic properties. Theoretical findings prevail that the tendency towards compound formation of the liquid alloy decreases with increase in its temperature beyond melting temperature. Eventually, its surface tension decreases and there is gradual exchange of atoms between the surface and bulk regions to maintain equilibrium at elevated temperatures. The liquid alloy under investigation thus shows ideal behaviours at higher temperatures. 

BIBECHANA 15 (2018) 60-69

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S K Yadav, Department of Physics, Suryanarayan Satyanarayan Morbaita Yadav Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Siraha
Department of Physics
L N Jha, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Central Department of Physics,  Professor
D Adhikari, Department of Physics, Mahendra Morang Adarsh Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar
Department of Physics
Published
2017-12-19
How to Cite
Yadav, S., Jha, L., & Adhikari, D. (2017). Modeling equations to predict the mixing behaviours of Al−Fe liquid alloy at different temperatures. BIBECHANA (Journal of Physical Sciences), 15, 60-69. https://doi.org/10.3126/bibechana.v15i0.18624
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Research Article