Hetero-Coordination in Liquid Pb-K Alloys
Keywords:Hetero-coordination, Chemical activity, Entropy, Pair-wise interaction energy
The observed asymmetry in properties of mixing of Pb-K alloys in the molten state is successfully explained on the basis of the quasi-lattice model. The thermodynamic functions such as free energy of mixing, enthalpy of mixing, entropy of mixing and chemical activity of the constituent atom of the alloys have been computed within the frame work of presented model. Most of the computed values are in good agreement with the experimental data. The pair-wise interaction energies between the species of the melt are found to depend considerably on temperature. Theoretical analysis suggests that hetero-coordination leading to the formation of complex Pb2K is likely to exist but is of weakly interacting in nature.
The Himalayan Physics
Vol. 5, No. 5, Nov. 2014