Bi–Lu and Lu–Sb Thermodynamic assessments
CitationCalphad Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 421–426
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The phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties in the Bi–Lu and Lu–Sb binary systems have been assessed by using the CALPHAD (Calculation of Phase Diagrams) method on the basis of experimental data including the thermodynamic properties and phase equilibria. The Gibbs free energies of the liquid, hexagonal close-packed (hcp) and rhombohedral phases were described by the substitutional solution model, and the intermetallic compounds (Bi2Lu, BiLu, Bi3Lu5, Lu3Sb, Lu5Sb3, αLuSb, βLuSb and LuSb2 phases) were treated as stoichiometric compounds. The thermodynamic parameters of the Bi–Lu and Lu–Sb binary systems were obtained, and agreement between the calculated results and experimental data was obtained for each binary system.