Determination of Solidus and Liquidus in the Binary System of Copper-Nickel


  • Rukmangathan M Department of Chemistry , Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam-612 501, India
  • Vijayan G Dept. of Mechanical Engg. Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam-612 501, India


Pyrometer, Solidus & Liquidus, Spot Technique


Knowledge of solidus - liquidus phase transformation temperatures in binary as well as higher order systems finds more applications in the field of nuclear studies. Determination of solidus - liquidus temperatures of binary system Cu-Ni by using spot technique was carried out at Radio-Chemistry lab, IGCAR ( Indhira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research ), Kalpakkam. The experimental results obtained by using pyrometric measurements were in good agreement with that of theoretical values (ideal solution) and feest-doherty reference values. If the same approach is extended to nuclear fuels like Uranium, Thorium etc, more relavent information may be obtained to decide the centerline temperature of the nuclear reactors case.


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How to Cite

R. M and V. G, “Determination of Solidus and Liquidus in the Binary System of Copper-Nickel”, JME, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 63–66, Jun. 2008.