How can calphad develop further as a science?

Abstract

After a difficult beginning, the Calphad approach today has gained a good scientific reputation. In order to retain its reputation Calphad must develop further. It is no longer sufficient just to produce assessments made with well-known techniques. New frontiers must be opened up. When that happens, the Calphad approach will face a number of difficulties that should be tackled. Such difficulties are discussed, and it is proposed that Calphad assessors should apply modern information technology in order to overcome some of the difficulties. As a first step, the electronic Bulletin Board for Thermodynamic Assessments has been opened on the Web: www. met. kth. se/assessment.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Cited References

  1. 67Kau:

    L. Kaufman,Phase Stability in Metals and Alloys, P.S. Rudman, J. S. Stringer, and R. I. Jaffee, Ed., McGraw-Hill, 125 (1967).

  2. 77Gar:

    D. Garvin, V.B. Parker, D. D. Wagman, and W. H. Evans,The Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial International CODATA Conference, B. Dreyfus, Ed., Pergamon Press, Oxford (1977).

    Google Scholar 

  3. 80Wag:

    D.D. Wagman, D. Garvin, V. B. Parker, W. H. Evans, J. B. Predley, and P. M. Bwkinshaw,Data for Science and Technology, P. S. Glaeser, Ed., Pergamon Press, Oxford (1980).

    Google Scholar 

  4. 91Din:

    AT. Dinsdale,Calphad, 15, 317–425 (1991).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 97Spe:

    P. J. Spencer, personal communication (1997).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Hillert, M., Schalin, M. How can calphad develop further as a science?. J Phase Equil. 19, 206–212 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1361/105497198770342229

Download citation

Keywords

  • Phase Equilibrium
  • Electronic Publication
  • Thermodynamic Assessment
  • Scientific Contribution
  • Experimental Paper