Alloy Phase Diagram Database™
 

How to use Explore, Search and Tools

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Explore and Search

The ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Database offers two ways to retrieve the phase diagrams relevant to you:

  • Explore - The Explore Tree is accessible by clicking on the "Explore" tab. The tree is sectioned into alphabetical ranges. Select the first Element of the system you are searching for. Then open the Binary or Ternary (if available) folder to see Binary or Ternary systems for this element. Selecting a system will list summary information and thumbnail images of all the diagrams available for that system. Click on the diagram title to view the full image and details. You will be prompted for your username and password at this point, if you are not already logged in.
  • Search - There are two search features available. The first is a simple element search which can be performed by completing one, two or three of the element drop-down lists at the top-right of each page. A more advanced search can be performed from the "Search" tab. In addition to searching by element(s) you can further refine your search to a specific journal, author, year, or various crystal data. The Search results will be broken down by Binary and Ternary, full composition and partial composition ranges. Click on a diagram title to view that diagram details. You will be prompted for your username and password at this point, if you are not already logged in.

Zoom View/Crosshair Tool

The Zoom tool allows users to view full-size Phase Diagrams. The viewer will initially display the diagram at 50% of the original size. The provided Zoom and Pan controls allow users to 'zoom' in at the full 100% as well as 'pan' the diagram to the left, right, top, and/or bottom. The tool also provides a 'crosshair' display to extrapolate a point out to get the value from the axis.

  • Zoom - The Zoom controls are only available when the 'Enable Crosshair?' checkbox is not checked.
    • Use the Zoom In icon to zoom in on the image. The Zoom Out icon will zoom out.
    • Clicking on a specific spot on the diagram will zoom in on the diagram at that location.
    • When viewing the diagram at full size, use the Pan Left icon to pan to the left on the diagram, Pan Right to pan to the right, Pan Up to pan up, and Pan Down to pan down on the diagram.
  • Crosshair - Select the 'Enable Crosshair?' checkbox to enable and disable the Crosshair. The crosshair will follow your mouse only when on top of the diagram.
    • To 'Save', or stop the crosshair movement, click on the diagram where you would like to place the crosshair.
    • Click anywhere on the diagram to enable crosshair movement again.

Click the Print Icon icon to Print the diagram. The diagram will print to fit an 8.5 x 11 inch page, If the crosshairs are enabled, the crosshairs will print with the diagram.

Atomic % / weight % Converter Tool

The tool will allow conversions from Atomic Percentage to Atomic Weight Percentage and vice versa.
  • For Binary Diagrams -
    • Select an Element from Element 1 and Element 2. The atomic weights will show for each element selected.
  • For Ternary Diagrams -
    • Select an Element from Element 1, Element 2 and Element 3. The atomic weights will show for each element selected.
  • Enter the Percentages in the text box next to each element provided. The percentages entered must be equal to 100%.
  • Select "Convert Atomic to Weight Percent" or "Convert Weight to Atomic Percent"
  • Click the "Calculate" button to perform the calculations.

Temperature Converter Tool

The Temperature converter tool allows users to convert an entered value's unit of measure to another type.

  • Enter a value for conversion in the text field under "Convert".
  • Select the value's unit of measure from the "Convert from" list: °C, °F or K.
  • Select the unit of measure to convert to from the "Convert to" list: °C, °F or K.
  • Select the decimal places to be used for the result from the "Precision" list.
  • Click the "Convert" button to perform the conversion.

Density Converter Tool

The Density converter tool allows users to convert an entered value's unit of measure to another type.

  • Enter a value for conversion in the text field under "Convert".
  • Select the value's unit of measure from the "Convert from" list.
  • Select the unit of measure to convert to from the "Convert to" list.
  • Select the decimal places to be used for the result from the "Precision" list.
  • Click the "Convert" button to perform the conversion.
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ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center, P. Villars, editor-in-chief; H. Okamoto and K. Cenzual, section editors;
http://www1.asminternational.org/AsmEnterprise/APD, ASM International, Materials Park, OH, USA, 2006-2014