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Binary and Multicomponent Diffusion

Computation and Theoretical Methods

  1. John Ågren

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com014.pub2

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Ågren, J. 2012. Binary and Multicomponent Diffusion. Characterization of Materials. 1–16.

Author Information

  1. Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


The theoretical basis for multicomponent diffusion is reviewed with special emphasis on the development of models and databases for practical calculations.


  • thermodynamic driving forces;
  • modelling;
  • frame of reference;
  • Kirkendall effect;
  • correlation effects;
  • multicomponent diffusion;
  • Fick-Onsager law