Schmid-Fetzer, R. and Andersson, D. and Chevalier, P.Y and Eleno, Luiz and Fabrichnaya, O. and Kattner, U.R and Sundman, Bo and Wang, C. and Watson, A. and Zabdyr, L. and Zinkevich, M. Assessment techniques, database design and software facilities for thermodynamics and diffusion. (2007) Calphad , vol. 3 (n° 1). pp. 38-52. ISSN 0364-5916
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.calphad.2006.02.007
The purpose of this article is to give a set of recommendations to producers of assessed thermodynamic data, who may be involved in either the critical evaluation of limited chemical systems or the creation and dissemination of larger thermodynamic databases. Also, it is hoped that reviewers and editors of scientific publications in this field will find some of the information useful. Good practice in the assessment process is essential, particularly as datasets from many different sources may be combined together into a single database. With this in mind, we highlight some problems that can arise during the assessment process and we propose a quality assurance procedure. It is worth mentioning at this point, that the provision of reliable assessed thermodynamic data relies heavily on the availability of high quality experimental information. The different software packages for thermodynamics and diffusion are described here only briefly.
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