Surface tension of a liquid metal-oxygen system using a multilayer free energy model

Risto Pajarre (Corresponding Author), Pertti Koukkari, T. Tanaka

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A constrained free energy model for an interfacial system of interacting layers is derived in the regular solution and Redlich-Kister formalisms. Composition and interfacial energies are solved using a model based on the minimisation of the total free energy of the system with a fixed interfacial area. As example cases iron-oxygen and copper-oxygen surfaces and liquid-liquid metal alloy interfaces are studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-747
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



  • constrained free energy
  • interfacial tension
  • metal-oxygen adsorption
  • surface tension

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