Bulk and surface properties of liquid In-Cu alloys

O. Akinlade, R. N. Singh*

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In-Cu is a weak interacting system (the excess free energy of mixing GMxs≈-0.2RT at equiatomic composition) but the composition dependence of the thermodynamic properties exhibit interesting features. GMxs is negative in the Cu-rich region and positive for the In-rich end. Similarly other thermodynamic properties are asymmetric about the equiatomic composition. Such an interesting feature is explained here on the basis that a complex of the form Cu4In exists in the bulk phase. Its energetics are used to study the surface composition of the In-Cu liquid alloys. Our study indicates that the surface is enormously rich with indium concentrations throughout the composition of the alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 14 2002


  • Enthalpy
  • Entropy
  • Liquid alloys
  • Thermodynamic modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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