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Determination of Liquidus Temperature in Sn–Ti–Zr Alloys by Viscosity, Electrical Conductivity and XRD Measurements

Yuriy Plevachuk, Stepan Mudry, Vasyl Sklyarchuk, Andriy Yakymovych, Andriy Korolyshyn, Ihor Shtablavyy, Yuriy Kulyk, Ulrich E. Klotz, Chunlei Liu and Christian Leinenbach


The Sn – Ti – Zr system is an important subsystem for Cu based active brazing filler metals. Experimental results on this system, however, are rather scarce. The diagram is rather uncertain regarding most of the liquidus, especially on the Sn rich side. In this work, the atomic structure and temperature dependence of structure-sensitive physical properties (dynamic viscosity and electrical conductivity) of liquid Sn – Ti – Zr alloys in the Sn-rich corner were investigated in a wide temperature range with special attention to the melting – solidification region. The results allowed the liquidus line position to be specified.

* Correspondence address, Dr. Y. Plevachuk Ivan Franko National University Department of Metal Physics 8, Kyrylo and Mephodiy Str., 79005 Lviv, Ukraine Tel.: +38 032 239 4270 Fax: +38 032 295 6908 E-mail:


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Received: 2008-5-13
Accepted: 2008-10-25
Published Online: 2013-06-11
Published in Print: 2009-05-01

© 2009, Carl Hanser Verlag, München

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