Chapter 9. Change of Alloy Properties under Dimensional Restrictions

  1. Prof. Wolfgang Pfeiler
  1. Hirotaro Mori1 and
  2. Jung-Goo Lee2

Published Online: 20 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527614196.ch9

Alloy Physics: A Comprehensive Reference

Alloy Physics: A Comprehensive Reference

How to Cite

Mori, H. and Lee, J.-G. (2007) Change of Alloy Properties under Dimensional Restrictions, in Alloy Physics: A Comprehensive Reference (ed W. Pfeiler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527614196.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Dynamics of Condensed Systems, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Osaka University, Research Center for Ultra-High Voltage, Electron Microscopy, 7-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan

  2. 2

    Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Advanced Materials Research Division, 66 Sangnam-dong, Changwon-City, Kyeongnam 641-831, Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527313211

Online ISBN: 9783527614196



  • alloy physics;
  • change of alloy properties;
  • dimensional restrictions;
  • phase transformation;
  • nanometer-sized alloy particles;
  • depression of eutectic temperature;
  • solid/liquid two-phase microstructure;
  • solid solubility


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Instrumentation for in-situ Observation of Phase Transformation of Nanometer-Sized Alloy Particles

  • Depression of the Eutectic Temperature and its Relevant Phenomena

    • Atomic Diffusivity in Nanometer-Sized Particles

    • Eutectic Temperature in Nanometer-Sized Alloy Particles

    • Structural Instability

    • Thermodynamic Discussion

      • Gibbs Free Energy in Nanometer-Sized Alloy Systems

      • Result of Calculations

  • Solid/Liquid Two-Phase Microstructure

    • Solid–Liquid Phase Transition

    • Two-Phase Microstructure

  • Solid Solubility in Nanometer-Sized Alloy Particles

  • Summary and Future Perspectives

  • References