Modelling interfacial energies in metallic systems

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A general algorithm has been derived to model various interfacial energies in metallic systems. Approximated equations have been obtained for the following interfacial energies: i. the surface tension of liquid metals (checked against data on Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Al, Tl, Pb, Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Cd, La, Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Re, Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Si, Ge, Sb); ii. the surface energy of solid metals, iii. the surface energy of metallic monocarbides (TiC, ZrC, HfC, VC0.88, NbC, TaC, WC), iv. the interfacial energy between two, immiscible liquid metals (Ga/Pb and Al/Bi), v. the solid/liquid interfacial energy of pure metals (Hg, In, Tl, Ga, Pb, Sn, Bi, Cd, Zn, Sb, Al, Ag, Au, Cu, Ge, Fe, Pt, Co, Ni, Si); vi. the solid/liquid interfacial energy between different metals (Zn/Sn, Ag/Pb, Cu/Pb, Nb/Cu, Fe/Cu, Mo/Sn, Fe/Pb, W/Sn, Fe/Ag, W/Cu) and the solid/liquid interfacial energy between metallic mono-carbides and liquid metals (TiC/Cu, WC/Cu, TiC/Fe, WC/Fe).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Event4th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 12 2003Oct 14 2003


  • Interfacial energy
  • Liquid metals
  • Metallic carbides
  • Solid metals
  • Surface energy
  • Surface tension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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