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Activities in the $FeTiO_{3}-NiTiO_{3}$ Solid Solution from Alloy-Oxide Equilibria at 1273 K

Jacob, KT and Raj, Shubhra and Reddy, SNS (2009) Activities in the $FeTiO_{3}-NiTiO_{3}$ Solid Solution from Alloy-Oxide Equilibria at 1273 K. In: Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, 30 (2). pp. 127-135.

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Nine tie-lines between Fe-Ni alloys and FeTiO3-NiTiO3 solid solutions were determined at 1273 K. Samples were equilibrated in evacuated quartz ampoules for periods up to 10 days. Compositions of the alloy and oxide phases at equilibrium were determined by energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. X-ray powder diffraction was used to confirm the results. Attainment of equilibrium was verified by the conventional tie-line rotation technique and by thermodynamic analysis of the results. The tie-lines are skewed toward the FeTiO3 corner. From the tie-line data and activities in the Fe-Ni alloy phase available in the literature, activities of FeTiO3 and NiTiO3 in the ilmenite solid solution were derived using the modified Gibbs-Duhem technique of Jacob and Jeffes [K.T. Jacob and J.H.E. Jeffes, An Improved Method for Calculating Activities from Distribution Equilibria, High Temp. High Press., 1972, 4, p 177-182]. The components of the oxide solid solution exhibit moderate positive deviations from Raoult's law. Within experimental error, excess Gibbs energy of mixing for the FeTiO3-NiTiO3 solid solution at 1273 K is a symmetric function of composition and can be represented as: Delta G(E) = 8590 (+/- 200) X-FeTiO3 X-NiTiO3 J/mol Full spectrum of tie-lines and oxygen potentials for the three-phase equilibrium involving Fe-Ni alloys, FeTiO3-NiTiO3 solid solutions, and TiO2 at 1273 K were computed using results obtained in this study and data available in the literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: ilmenite solid solution;lattice parameters;oxygen potential diagram;phase equilibria;system Fe-Ni-Ti-O;thermodynamic activities
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 05:06
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19641

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