Solubility Study in Ag-Cu Binary System Prepared By Ball Milling Process

Document Type : Research Paper


Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC)


Solid solutions of Ag-Cu were prepared via ball milling process, for about 5-30 h. The Cu-20at%Ag and Cu-3.64at%Ag composition were investigated by X-ray diffraction technique. It was realized that the solid solubility level could be increased by increasing the initial solute content in the mixture. In addition, shifts in peak positions of silver and copper were observed with milling time. The dissolution volume was estimated by thermodynamic relations and was compared with the measured values using X-ray diffraction technique and it was observed that the measured and calculated volumes agreed well. The final dissolution volume of 39.155 litters was calculated by thermodynamic relationship.