Surface tension estimation of high temperature melts of the binary alloys Ag–Au

Ali Dogan, Hüseyin Arslan*

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Surface tension calculation of the binary alloys Ag–Au at the temperature of 1381 K, where Ag and Au have similar electronic structures and their atomic radii are comparable, are carried out in this study using several equations over entire composition range of Au. Apparently, the deviations from ideality of the bulk solutions, such as activities of Ag and Au are small and the maximum excess Gibbs free energy of mixing of the liquid phase is for instance −4500 J/mol at XAu = 0.5. Besides, the results obtained in Ag–Au alloys that at a constant temperature the surface tension increases with increasing composition while the surface tension decreases as the temperature increases for entire composition range of Au. Although data about surface tension of the Ag–Au alloy are limited, it was possible to make a comparison for the calculated results for the surface tension in this study with the available experimental data. Taken together, the average standard error analysis that especially the improved Guggenheim model in the other models gives the best agreement along with the experimental results at temperature 1383 K although almost all models are mutually in agreement with the other one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2871-2887
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surface tension
  • liquid binary alloys
  • modelling
  • solutions


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