Experimental thermodynamic study of intermetallic phases in the binary Ag-Te system by an improved EMF method

Fiseha Tesfaye*, Pekka Taskinen, Markus Aspiala, Dawei Feng

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Abstract

A thermodynamic study of the solid two-phase regions of the binary Ag-Te system was made by an improved EMF method, using fast ion conductor RbAg4I5 as the solid electrolyte. The EMF measurements were made on three galvanic cells: [Ag RbAg4I5 Ag5Te3 + Te], [Ag RbAg4I5 Ag5Te3 + Ag1.9Te] and [Ag RbAg4I5 Ag1.9Te + Ag2Te]. Based on the results obtained, the EMF for each equilibrium phase assembly was expressed as a function of temperature, in the different regions of thermal stability of the substances. By using the observed EMF and temperature relations, the thermodynamic functions of the stoichiometric equilibrium phase assemblages: Ag5Te3-Te, Ag5Te3-Ag1.9Te, Ag5Te3-Ag2Te and Ag2Te-Ag1.9Te, in the lowerature range 22-204°C, as well as phase transformation temperatures, have been determined. Agreement between the results obtained and the literature values were established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalIntermetallics
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • A. Multiphase intermetallics
  • B. Phase transformation
  • B. Thermal stability
  • B. Thermodynamic and thermochemical properties
  • F. Electrochemical characterization

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