Assessment of temperature and pressure dependence of molar volume and phase diagrams of binary AlSi systems

Xuantong Liu, Katsunari Oikawa

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This article reports the thermodynamic assessment of the temperature and pressure dependence of the molar volume of AlSi binary systems, as well as PT unary and high pressure binary phase diagrams based on the CALPHAD methodology. The molar volumes of stable fccAl, diamondSi, and liquid phases as a function of temperature were directly assessed from the data reported in the literature whereas that of metastable fccSi was determined by extrapolating composition dependent volume data for AlSi and CuSi fcc solid solutions through extrapolation to pure Si at atmospheric pressure. The Brosh equation of state, which incorporates the quasi-harmonic model, was implemented to avoid spurious estimations of negative heat capacity and thermal expansion at high pressure; it was subsequently used to predict the corresponding values for these properties. Additionally, the temperature and composition dependence of the molar volume as well as phase diagrams for the binary system at high pressure were calculated. Good agreement was reached between calculated results and experimentally estimated thermodynamic values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1682
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Equation of state
  • Molar volume
  • Phase diagram at high pressure
  • Thermodynamic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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