Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)

The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) is an add-on module which treats concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening under arbitrary heat treatment conditions in multi-component and multi-phase systems using Langer-Schwartz theory and the Kampmann-Wagner numerical approach. The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) extends the functionality available through Thermo-Calc and the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and can be used for calculations of:

  • Concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening of precipitates
  • Temporal evolution of particle size distribution
  • Average particle radius and number density
  • Volume fraction and composition of precipitate
  • Nucleation rate and coarsening rate
  • Time-Temperature-Precipitation (TTP) diagrams
  • Continuous-Cooling-Transformation (CCT) diagrams
  • Estimation of multi-component interfacial energy


Databases for the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)

The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) uses the same thermodynamic and mobility databases as available for Thermo-Calc and the Diffusion module (DICTRA). View available mobility databases


The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) offers a user friendly and intuitive Java-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). With only a few clicks and inputs, a simulation can be setup and performed. After the simulation is completed the results can be plotted directly and, if desired, compared with pre-compiled experimental data. The obtained figures can be edited, printed and saved into common graphic formats.


The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) is available as an add-on to a Thermo-Calc license. Please visit System Requirements to see which operating systems are supported. 

12-months of free maintenance & support

When purchasing a license for The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA), 12-months of free maintenance & support are always included. After this period, it is our recommendation that you renew this subscription to keep receiving automatic updates of the software, as well as to be entitled to have access to our technical support.