This book serves undergraduates, postgraduates, and scientists in materials science who wish to acquire or extend their understanding of ternary phase diagrams. Emphasis is given to the use of phase diagrams as a means of understanding phase changes that occur as a function of temperature.
1. General Considerations 2. Some Thermodynamic Considerations for Phase Equilibria and Transformations 3. Systems Containing Two Phases 4. Systems Containing Three Phases 5. Systems Containing Four Phases 6. Systems Containing More than Four Phases 7. Principles of Using Liquidus Projections for Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Solidification in Metallic and Ceramic Systems 8. Selected Case Studies of Ternary Systems 9. Answers to Problems 10. Reviews and Compendiums of Experimental Phase Diagram Determination, Current Activities in Phase Diagram Determination and Information Regarding Software Packages for the Thermodynamic Calculation of Phase Equilibria