Reference numberPP/18/22
Previous numbersPP/50/24
TitlePaper, 'On certain ternary alloys. Part V. Determination of various critical curves, and their tie-lines and limiting points' by Charles Romley Alder Wright
DescriptionWright writes: 'The triangular method of graphical representation suggested by Sir G G Stokes, and described in Part IV [see PP/17/12] (‘Roy. Soc. Proc.,’ vol. 49, p. 174), substantially amounts to the tracing out of a curve (“critical curve”) which shall express the saturation of the solvent C with a mixture in given variable proportions of the other two constituents, A, B; the variation being such that any given point on the curve is related to some other point (“conjugate point”) in a way given by the consideration that all mixtures of the three constituents, A, B, C, represented by points lying on the line (“tie-line”) joining these two conjugate points (“ideal” alloys, or mixtures), will separate into two different ternary mixtures corresponding with the two points respectively ; whereas any mixture of the same constituents, represented by a point lying outside the critical curve, will form a “real” alloy, or mixture, not separating spontaneously into two different fluids but existing as a stable homogeneous whole.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes nine pages of diagrams of experimental observations.

Subject: Metallurgy

Received 19 November 1891. Read 28 Januaey 1892.

A version of this paper was published in volume 50 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On certain ternary alloys. Part V. Determination of various critical curves, and their tie-lines and limiting points'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1891.0049
Related records in the cataloguePP/17/12
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1457Wright; Charles Romley Alder (1844 - 1894)1844 - 1894
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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