On the general material balance equation(s) to calculate quasi-binary sections of multicomponent phase diagrams

A. Dezsö, G. Kaptay

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A general form of material balance equations to be used to calculate quasi-binary sections of multi-component phase diagrams is derived here. When this general equation is reduced to ternary systems, it coincides with those, given in the Thermo-Calc manual. For a k-component system, altogether only (k-2) such independent equations should be written from the list of k(k-1)/2 possible equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Metallurgy and Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Materials balance
  • Multicomponent phase diagrams
  • Quasi-binary sections
  • Thermo-Calc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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