2004 Volume 45 Issue 3 Pages 637-645
The phase equilibria of the In-Ag-Bi and In-Ag-Sb systems were determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). Thermodynamic calculations of these systems were also carried out by taking the experimental results into account. The Gibbs energies of the liquid and solid solution phases are described on the basis of the sub-regular solution model, and that of the intermetallic compounds are based on the two-sublattice model. A consistent set of thermodynamic parameters was optimized for describing the Gibbs energy of each phase, which leads to a good fit between calculated and experimental results. In addition, the surface tension and viscosity of liquid phase were calculated on the basis of the thermodynamic parameters obtained in the present assessment.