Glossary of Terms for Phase Equilibria Diagrams

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Tie Line (or Conode)

  • Tie Line (or Conode)
    For a particular temperature, the straight line connecting the composition of two (conjugate) phases in equilibrium with each other.

    Reference: Levin, E.M., McMurdie, H.F., and Hall, F.P., Phase Diagrams for Ceramists: Volume 1, The American Ceramic Society, Columbus, Ohio, p. 8, 1956.

    Examples of Tie Lines (Conodes)

    Examples of Tie Lines (Conodes)






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