"Ternary Alloys" book series authored by MSIT provide reliable and comprehensive descriptions of materials constitution. They are based on critical intellectual evaluations of all data available at the time and it critically weights the different findings.

Ternary Alloys Book Series

Ternary Alloys by MSI
Ternary Alloys Books by MSI


A Comprehensive Compendium of Evaluated Constitutional Data and Phase Diagrams

NEW: after a long time-out, the publication of the Ternary Alloys series is continued!

Volume 19 “Selected Systems for Nuclear Applications (2019).

Volume 20 “Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications (2021).

Volume 21 "Selected Al–Fe–X Ternary Systems for Industrial Applications" is realesed in (2022).

Coming soon: Volume 22 "Refractory Material Systems for Industrial Applications" - read more

Bibliographic Information of the book series

  • Published by
    MSI GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
    Group ISBN-10: 3-932120-41-8 (ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-41-1)
    1988-1995: VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim, Germany. In 1999 all rights and the previously published volumes have been transfered to MSI GmbH whose team MSIT® has produced the content of the volumes 1 to 15. New ISBN have been assigned to the volumes 1-15.

  • Editors:
    1988 - 2022: Guenter Effenberg, Guenter Petzow, Fritz Aldinger, Peter Rogl, Lazar Rokhlin, Oksana Bodak, Svitlana Iljenko, Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa, Frank Stein, Martin Palm, Liya Dreval, Oleksandr Dovbenko.

The handbook series proceeds by categories, such as Ag-X-Y or Mg-X-Y,  which - to the best of our knowledge - cover all systems which have had the attention of experimentalists. To critically evaluate the estimated 50.000 publications on ternary phase diagrams is a truly international challenge and the evaluation program always has been understood this way.
At present 18 volumes of this series were published with the last three volumes being topical monographs on Mg-X-Y systems.


  • Critical Evaluations
    The complete literature for each ternary system was critically evaluated by specialists before diagrams and data are included in the series.
  • Peer-reviewed
    A double-blind peer-review procedure at MSI is more demanding then it usually is for the orignal journal publications. The reviewers have at hand the same literature which was available and cited by the authors. This allows reviewers to get deep insight in the materials system and to check the conclusions of the authors vs the original data, to ensure high quality of the manuscript.
  • Comprehensive
    Ternary Alloys proceeds category-wise and covers comprehensively all ternary system ever investigated.
  • Uniform Structure
    Alphabetical arrangement by element symbols and uniform structure of all chapters allow easy access to the data.
  • Starting with the Volume 19, MSI is changing slightly the concept of the handbook series “Ternary Alloys" Instead of exploring alphabetically all ternary systems based on one chemical element, like Al-X-Y or Mg-X-Y, the following volumes are be dedicated to particular classes of materials or particular application areas, like volume 19 – “Selected Systems for Nuclear Applications”. Selected are ternary systems of importance to industrial alloy development and systems which gained scientific interest in the recent years.

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List of published Ternary Alloys volumes

Ag-X-Y category (vols. 1 & 2)
Vol. 1: Ag-Al-Au to Ag-Cu-P ISBN-10: 3-932120-26-4; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-26-8
Vol. 2: Ag-Cu-Pb to Ag-Zn-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-27-2; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-27-5
Al-X-Y category (vols. 3 to 8)
Vol. 3: Al-Ar-O to Al-Ca-Zn ISBN-10: 3-932120-28-0; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-28-2
Vol. 4: Al-Cd-Ce to Al-Cu-Ru ISBN-10: 3-932120-29-9; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-29-9
Vol. 5: Al-Cu-S to Al-Gd-Sn ISBN-10: 3-932120-30-2; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-30-5
Vol. 6: Al-Gd-Tb to Al-Mg-Sc ISBN-10: 3-932120-31-0; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-31-2
Vol. 7: Al-Mg-Se to Al-Ni-Ta ISBN-10: 3-932120-32-9; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-32-9
Vol. 8: Al-Ni-Tb to Al-Zn-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-33-7; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-33-6
As-X-Y category (vols. 9 to 11)
Vol. 9: As-Au-Ca to As-Zn-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-34-5; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-34-3
Vol. 10: As-Cr-Fe to As-I-Zn ISBN-10: 3-932120-35-3; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-35-0
Vol. 11: As-In-Ir to As-Yb-Zn ISBN-10: 3-932120-36-1; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-36-7
Au-X-Y category (vols. 12 & 13)
Vol. 12: Au-B-Co to Au-Ge-La ISBN-10: 3-932120-37-X; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-37-4
Vol. 13: Au-Ge-Li to Au-Tl-Zn ISBN-10: 3-932120-38-8; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-38-1
Li-X-Y category (vols. 14 & 15)
Vol. 14: Ag-Al-Li to Ge-Li-Nd ISBN-10: 3-932120-39-6; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-39-8
Vol. 15: Ge-Li-Ni to Li-V-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-40-x; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-40-4
Mg-X-Y category (vols. 16 to 18)
Vol. 16: Ag-Al-Mg to Bi-Mg-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-23-x; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-23-7
Vol. 17: Br-Cs-Mg to Ge-Mg-Yb ISBN-10: 3-932120-24-8; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-24-4
Vol. 18: H-K-Mg to Mg-Zn-Zr ISBN-10: 3-932120-25-6; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-25-1
Vol. 19: Selected Systems for Nuclear Applications ISBN-10: 3-932120-12-4; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-12-1
Vol. 20: Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications ISBN-10: 3-932120-13-2; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-13-8
Vol. 21 "Selected Al–Fe–X Ternary Systems for Industrial Applications" ISBN-10: 3-932120-51-5; ISBN-13: 978-3-932120-51-0