Calculating of Diffusion Paths in Ternary Systems Using Effective Interdiffusion Coefficients of Components
The peculiarities of practical application of effective interdiffusion coefficients of components for calculating diffusion paths in ternary systems are analysed. It is shown that infinite values of the interdiffusion coefficients at zero concentration gradient’s points do not remarkably affect the accuracy of calculation in the case of a correct choice of variables. At zero-flux planes where the respective effective interdiffusion coefficient is equal to zero, no calculation problems arise, as evidently zero-flux planes can occur simultaneously only for one of the components. The results of calculation of diffusion paths for diffusion couples in the ternary systems Cu-Fe-Ni and Co-Fe-Ni using respective effective interdiffusion coefficients are presented. These results demonstrate a good accuracy of such kind of calculations even in the case of very strong deviation from linearity of the diffusion path.
M. Danielewski, R. Filipek, R. Kozubski, W. Kucza, P. Zieba, Z. Zurek
J. Priimets et al., "Calculating of Diffusion Paths in Ternary Systems Using Effective Interdiffusion Coefficients of Components", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 237-240, pp. 1264-1269, 2005