## About the Material to Material Calculator

The Material to Material Calculator is a module included in all Thermo-Calc installations that allows you to examine how materials transition from one into the other. These calculations are only based on thermodynamic equilibrium and are thus much faster and easier than involving diffusion calculations. The Material to Material Calculator is included in all Thermo-Calc installations.

*The example plot shows the gradual transition from a martensitic stainless steel on the left to Alloy 800 on the right at 650 °C. Neither material is expected to form any detrimental phase on its own at this temperature. We see, however, that within the transition zone of these two materials, the detrimental sigma phase can potentially occur (red line). This type of calculation is simple and fast, but neglects any non-linear diffusion effects. Consequently, the actual phases being present in a welding joint or diffusion couple of these two materials might differ.*

## Typical Applications of the Material to Material Calculator

## Questions the Material to Material Calculator Can Help You Answer

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## How the Material to Material Calculator Works

The Material to Material Calculator uses linear composition profiles for each element or component (e.g., c1, c2, and c3 in the diagram) between the composition of the first and the second material. The calculator performs equilibrium calculations along the composition profiles. All possible configurations are identical to that of regular equilibrium calculations. This means that, for example, phases can be set to dormant or components can be chosen instead of elements.

## Learn More about Material to Material Calculations

Graded Transition Joint for FeCrNi Alloy using the Material to Material Calculator