Authors:S. Wacharine, D. Hellali, H. Zamali, J. Rogez, and M. Jemal
The phase transitions of RbNO3 and the binary phase diagram of (Cs,Rb)NO3 were investigated at atmospheric pressure, using simultaneous direct and differential thermal analysis, μDTA and DSC techniques. A fourth phase transition of RbNO3 has been observed at temperature near the melting point. The phase diagram of this system is characterised by a eutectic, two eutectoid and an azeotropic-like invariants. Three limited solid solutions and two continuous solid solutions have been detected at low temperature.
Authors:D. Hellali, H. Zamali, A. Sebaoun, and M. Jemal
The phase diagram of the binary AgNO3–CsNO3 system was constructed using differential thermal analysis (DTA) technique in the range 300–700 K. The apparatus is described briefly. The results exhibit a congruently melting compound CsNO3·AgNO3 (m.p.=453 K) characterized by two allotropic varieties and , an incongruently melting compound AgNO3·CsNO3 (m.p.=450 K) with three forms , and , two eutectics (16 mol% CsNO3, 442 K and 32.5 mol% CsNO3, 445 K) and a peritectic (38mol% CsNO3, 450 K). The occurrence of the transitions of intermediates was confirmed by X-ray diffraction at variable temperatures. The phase diagram exhibits also two plateaus at 429 K and 435 K corresponding to the phase transitions of CsNO3 and AgNO3, respectively.