The metastable miscibility gap in the system Fe-Cu

Gerhard Wilde*, Rainer Willnecker, Ram Nandan Singh, Ferdinand Sommer

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The metastable miscibility gap of Fe-Cu alloys in the undercooled liquid state was experimentally studied using a high temperature thermoanalytical method. Applying the melt fluxing technique it was possible to reach undercooling levels up to 250 K. Thus, the miscibility gap could be determined in the wide composition range between 10 at.% and 88 at.% Fe, showing symmetrical shape. Additionally, the specific heat in the liquid and undercooled liquid state was measured. A strong temperature dependence of the liquid specific heat was observed, which can be described in the framework of the self-association model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-809
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fuer Metallkunde/Materials Research and Advanced Techniques
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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