Computational study of atomic mobility in Co-Fe-Ni ternary fcc alloys

Y. W. Cui, M. Jiang, Ikuo Ohnuma, K. Oikawa, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)


The generalized Boltzmann-Matano method has been used to evaluate the interdiffusion coefficients at 1100 °C for the fcc phase of the Co-Fe-Ni ternary system from the concentration profiles developed from single-phase diffusion couple. The evaluated interdiffusion coefficients, together with other experimental data in the literature, have been assessed to develop an atomic mobility database for the fcc phase of the Co-Fe-Ni ternary. The atomic mobility database, in conjunction with the CALPHAD-base thermodynamics, has been used to simulate a number of ternary diffusion couple experiments. Comprehensive comparisons between the calculated and experimental data show that excellent agreement is obtained not only for the general diffusion data of ternary diffusion couple, such as the interdiffusion coefficients and the concentration profiles, but also for much of in-depth diffusion behavior, like the diffusion path, the interdiffusion flux and the shift of the Kirkendall plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-321
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1


  • Boltzmann-Matano analysis
  • Critical assessment
  • DICTRA modeling
  • Diffusion
  • Kirkendall effect
  • Ternary system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Computational study of atomic mobility in Co-Fe-Ni ternary fcc alloys'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this