Jacob, KT and Kale, GM and Iyengar, GNK (1986) Oxygen potentials, Gibbs' energies and phase relations in the Cu-Cr-o system. In: Journal of Materials Science, 21 (8). pp. 2753-2758.
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Thermodynamic properties of ternary compounds, cuprous and cupric chromites ($CuCro_2$ , $CuCr_2$ $o_4$ ), and oxygen potentials corresponding to three three-phase regions in the $Cu-Cr-o$ system have been measured in the temperature range 900 to 1350 K using a solid state galvanic cell incorporating calcia-stabilized zirconia. Cuprous chromite was found to be nearly stoichiometric. The compositions of non-stoichiometric cupric chromite saturated with $Cuo$ and $Cr_2o_3$ have been determined using electron microprobe and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The results of this study resolve discrepancies in Gibbs" energies of cuprous and cupric chromites reported in the literature. A ternary phase diagram for the $Cu-Cr-o$ system at 1150 K and phase relations in air for the $Cu_2o$ - $Cuo$ - $Cr_2o_3$ system as a function of temperature have been derived based on the new thermodynamic data. The phase diagram given in the literature is found to be inaccurate.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright belongs to Springer Netherlands|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:46|
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