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12: Phase Diagrams and Solidification

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    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • understand the thermodynamic principles behind free-energy curves
    • understand how free-energy curves relate to equilibrium phase diagrams
    • be able to construct a binary phase diagram from cooling curves
    • be able to use phase diagrams to predict the composition and volume fraction of phases

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