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Author(s): Maria Helena Sousa Soares de Oliveira Braga
Joana Cassilda Rodrigues Espain de Oliveira
Luís Filipe Malheiros de Freitas Ferreira
J. A. Ferreira
Title: Phase field simulations in miscibility gaps
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Using phase field simulations, it is possible to simulate the dynamics and morphology of immiscible liquids/solids appearing at the miscibility gap of any system. These simulations may also be used to determine the asymptotic compositions of the fluids for a given Gibbs energy. Even more, it is known that different parameters of the excess Gibbs energy of a certain phase may exhibit different asymptotic morphologies, in spite of the similarity of the associated equilibrium curves. This method can be usedto choose the best excess Gibbs energy' parameters for the liquid (or solid) phase of a system that will suffer spinodal decomposition. It can also be important (like in the solgel process) to choose the best composition, temperature and time to obtain a certain wanted morphology, just by means of the Gibbs energy of the respective phase. In this work, we have performed phase field simulations of the two liquid's separation occurring in the BiZn system, for different temperatures, concentrations and times. We havefound a rich diversity of asymptotic morphologies for different points of the BiZn phase diagram. Twodifferent Gibbs energies were used to show how the morphologies will be affected by different parametersof the excess Gibbs energy.
Subject: Termodinâmica, Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Thermodynamics, Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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