Thermodynamic modeling of the Ca-Sn system based on finite temperature quantities from first-principles and experiment Academic Article uri icon


  • The thermodynamic model of the Ca-Sn system was obtained, utilizing the first-principles total energies and heat capacities calculated from 0 K to the melting points of the major phases. Since the first-principles result for the formation energy of the dominating Ca2Sn intermetallic phase is drastically different from the reported experimental data, we performed two types of thermodynamic modeling: one based on the first-principles output and the other based on the experimental data. In the former modeling, the Gibbs energies of the intermetallic compounds were fully quantified from the first-principles finite temperature properties and the superiority of the former thermodynamic description is demonstrated. It is shown that it is the combination of finite temperature first-principle calculations and the Calphad modeling tool that provides a sound basis for identifying and deciding on conflicting key thermodynamic data in the Ca-Sn system. 2006 Acta Materialia Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ohno, A., Kozlov, A., Arroyave, R., Liu, Z. K., & Schmid-Fetzer, R.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Ohno, A||Kozlov, A||Arroyave, R||Liu, ZK||Schmid-Fetzer, R

publication date

  • January 2006