• Applicability of four parameter formalisms in interpreting thermodynamic properties of binary systems

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      Four-parameter formalism; Redlich–Kister polynomial; Legendre polynomial; asymmetric integral function.

    • Abstract


      The four parameter functions are generally considered to be adequate for representation of the thermodynamic properties for the strongly interacting binary systems. The present study involves a critical comparison in terms of applicability of the three well known four-parameter formalisms for the representation of the thermodynamic properties of binary systems. The study indicates that the derived values of the infinite dilution parameters based on the formalisms compare favourably with the computed data available in the literature. The standard deviations in terms of the partial and integral excess functions of all the models lie well within the experimental scatter of the computed data and coincide exactly with each other. The formalisms are useful in representation of the thermodynamic properties of most of the binary systems except for the Mg–Bi and Mg–In systems. In such systems, it appears that the additional compositional terms may be necessary for the formalisms for adequate description of behaviour of the systems. Since the derived values of the thermodynamic properties of all the formalisms match favourably over the entire compositional range for the systems as studied in the present research, any one of them may be used for adequate representation of the properties of the systems.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Acharya1 J P Hajra2

      1. Institute of Metallurgy, Technical University, Clausthal, Germany
      2. Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata 700 032, India
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