Experimental and thermodynamic assessment of the Ce-Zr system

N. Mattern, Y. Yokoyama, A. Mizuno, J. H. Han, O. Fabrichnaya, H. Wendrock, T. Harada, S. Kohara, J. Eckert

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The phase equilibria of the binary Ce-Zr system have been investigated between 900 K and 1800 K by a combining conical nozzle levitation technique with in situ high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction. From the diffraction data the phase sequences and the liquidus line were determined experimentally. The Ce-Zr system is an eutectic type. The eutectic reaction L↔bcc-Ce+hcp-Zr occurs at T=1113±5 K at the eutectic composition of 1.5±1 at% Zr. Based on the experimental data a self-consistent thermodynamic description of Ce-Zr phase diagram is derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalCalphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept


  • Ce-Zr
  • Conical nozzle levitation
  • Phase diagram
  • Thermodynamic assessment
  • in situ X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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