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FIX: Two sublattice ionic liquid fixes and tests #273

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This PR fixes two bugs in the implementation of ionic liquid two sublattice model

  1. Neutral species in the anion sublattice can be specified in the TDB using one sublattice parameters. These are special cased now in Model to be valid parameters and to correct their sublattice index in the Redlich-Kister sum to produce the correct v.SiteFraction objects.
  2. A sorting bug was fixed in the anion lattice, where the model from Sundman [1] describes the anion sublattice being sorted by first charged species, then vacancies, then anion species. Within each species group, the species are sorted alphabetically as usual. This is changed within Model itself, rather than the TDB which sorts the parameters at parse time. Because it's specific to this implementation of the Model, I think it makes sense to put it in the Model class corresponding to any phase with the ionic_liquid_2SL model hint applied.

This PR includes

  • tests that compare the energy to the energies computed by the same database in Thermo-Calc
  • some documentation improvements and cleanup for the ionic liquid

[1] Sundman, "Modification of the two-sublattice model for liquids", Calphad 15(2) (1991) 109-119

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@bocklund bocklund merged commit 023f957 into develop Apr 20, 2020
@bocklund bocklund deleted the fix-ionic-2sl branch Nov 24, 2020
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