Thermodynamic analysis of the Cu-Sn-P ternary system

Masashi Hino, Satoshi Iikubo, Hiroshi Ohtani

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A thermodynamic analysis of the Cu-Sn-P system was performed using the CALPHAD technique. To overcome the lack of experimental information on thermodynamic properties, the formation enthalpies of binary and ternary phosphides were evaluated using a first-principles energetic calculation method; specific heats of these phosphides at constant pressure were also calculated using the quasiharmonic and Debye-Grüneisen approximations. We concluded that the ternary compound Cu 4SnP 10, detected experimentally using X-ray investigation, was unstable; however because of lack of data on its thermodynamic properties, further experimental and thermodynamic investigations on this ternary phosphide are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-404
Number of pages18
JournalHigh Temperature Materials and Processes
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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