Thermodynamics of liquid Mg-Sn alloys

R. N. Singh*, I. S. Jha, D. K. Pandey

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The large deviation from the ideal mixture behaviour and the concentration-dependent asymmetry in the thermodynamic properties of Mg-Sn liquid alloys is investigated within a simple theoretical model of heterocoordination (i.e. a model in which there is a preference for unlike atoms to be paired as nearest neighbours). This has been utilized to extract additional microscopic information such as concentration fluctuations and the chemical short-range order parameter. The analysis suggests that heterocoordination leading to the formation of chemical complexes Mg 2Sn is likely to exist in the melt but is only of a weakly interacting nature. The interaction energies between the species of the melt are found to depend considerably on temperature and the alloy is chemically more ordered towards the Mg-rich end of the phase diagram.

Original languageEnglish
Article number006
Pages (from-to)2469-2478
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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