TCFE9, the current version of TCFE, can be used together with Thermo-Calc and its add-on modules the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) as well as the Software Development Kits (SDKs). TCFE9 contains:
The database is developed and validated for simulation of the solidification process, the relative stability of matrix phases (austenite and ferrite), precipitation of secondary phases such as sulfides, borides, oxides, phosphides, carbides, nitrides, carbonitrides, and also intermetallic phases such as the sigma and laves phases.
TCFE includes data for molar volume calculation of density and lattice parameter (for cubic structures), coefficient of thermal expansion and/or relative length change.
Typical applications for TCFE are Steel and Fe-alloy design and engineering. The database can be used for alloy compositions, but also their interaction with atmospheres containing oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen or mixtures thereof.
The example below includes a ready-made calculation that can be run in Thermo-Calc along with a PDF explaning the calculation and its results. More examples coming soon!
MOBFE4 is the specialised steel mobility database intended for use with the TCFE9 database.
TCFE has been continuously updated since its original release to make it more robust and increase its predictive capability. Read about the improvements to each version below.
 Delandar, A. Hosseinzadeh, O.I. Gorbatov, M. Selleby, Yu.N. Gornostyrev, and P.A. Korzhavyi. 2018. “Ab-Initio Based Search for Late Blooming Phase Compositions in Iron Alloys.” Journal of Nuclear Materials 509 (October): 225–36. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.06.028.
 Feng, Yunli, Jing Guo, Jie Li, and Jiangli Ning. 2017. “Effect of Nb on Solution and Precipitation of Inhibitors in Grain-Oriented Silicon Steel.” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 426 (March): 89–94. doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.11.075.
"The precipitation temperature, mole fraction and chemical composition of precipitates in three silicon steels with different Nb contents at 400–1600 °C were calculated and analyzed by Thermo‑Calc® software (TCFE9 database)."
 Fedorova, I., F. Liu, F.B. Grumsen, Y. Cao, O.V. Mishin, and J. Hald. 2018. “Fine (Cr,Fe) 2 B Borides on Grain Boundaries in a 10Cr–0.01B Martensitic Steel.” Scripta Materialia 156 (November): 124–28. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.07.021.
 Hu, Bin, and Haiwen Luo. 2017. “Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of 7Mn Steel Manufactured by Different Rolling Processes.” Metals 7 (11): 464. doi:10.3390/met7110464.
 Gulapura Hanumantharaju, Arun Kumar. 2017. “Thermodynamic Modelling of Martensite Start Temperature in Commercial Steels.” Master's thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. View the thesis
 Miyamoto, Goro, Ai Goto, Naoki Takayama, and Tadashi Furuhara. 2018. “Three-Dimensional Atom Probe Analysis of Boron Segregation at Austenite Grain Boundary in a Low Carbon Steel - Effects of Boundary Misorientation and Quenching Temperature.” Scripta Materialia 154 (September): 168–71. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.05.046.
Diffusion module (DICTRA)
 Zheng, Weisen. 2018. “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation of Systems Related to Lightweight Steels.” PhD thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. View the thesis
Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)
 Juuti, Timo, Ludovica Rovatti, David Porter, Giuliano Angella, and Jukka Kömi. 2018. “Factors Controlling Ambient and High Temperature Yield Strength of Ferritic Stainless Steel Susceptible to Intermetallic Phase Formation.” Materials Science and Engineering: A 726 (May): 45–55. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2018.04.074.