Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10023–10031 | Cite as

Experimental study of phase equilibria and solidification microstructures of Mg–Ca–Ce alloys combined with thermodynamic modeling

  • Milan Hampl
  • Joachim Gröbner
  • Rainer Schmid-FetzerEmail author


Thermodynamic descriptions of binary Ca–Ce and ternary Mg–Ca–Ce systems were generated using the Calphad method. Complementary experimental study of phase equilibria and solidification microstructures was done using metallography, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis and differential scanning calorimetry. The microstructures of these Mg-rich alloys formed during slow solidification and the type and sequence of solid phase precipitation compares well with thermodynamic equilibrium and non-equilibrium calculations.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Invariant Reaction Solidification Microstructure Gibbs Energy Function Differential Scanning Calorimetry Signal 



This study is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Priority Programme “DFG-SPP 1168: InnoMagTec” under grant no. Schm 588/26.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Hampl
    • 1
  • Joachim Gröbner
    • 1
  • Rainer Schmid-Fetzer
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of MetallurgyClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

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