MTDATA is a software which predicts the phases forming at equilibrium in systems containing many components and many phases. It is based upon critically assessed thermodynamic data for simpler sub-systems, and use a very robust algorithm (STAGE_1).

This introduction is based on examples and applications typical of what is done in our phase-transformation group.

It is relatively easy to start with MTDATA, but many possibilities are difficult to discover, here are those I think about now:

Here are some interesting references:

  1. Thermodynamics, H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia
  2. MTDATA handbook, in 309.
  3. The SGTE casebook, K.Hack ed., The institute of Materials.
  4. CALPHAD Calculation of Phase Diagrams, A Comprehensive Guide, R. W. Cahn ed., Pergamon (Elsevier Ltd).
  5. Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations, Their Thermodynamics Basis, M. Hillert, Cambridge University Press.

PT-group 2003 Thomas Sourmail, Cambridge.