For everyone concerned with the technology and application of metals and alloys and with the development of new metallic materials, a detailed knowledge of phase equilibria is indispensable. Also, information on the thermodynamical and crystallographical data of the systems under investigation is essential, and often metastable crystalline phases as well as quasicrystalline or amorphous alloys are of interest. Vol. IV/5 therefore presents all these data. Because of the large amount available of experimental evidence and thermochemical calculations, a presentation in one volume, as it was realized several decades ago in the widely used book of M. Hansen Aufbau der Zweistoff-Legierungen proved to be impossible. So volume IV/5 had to be divided into several subvolumes which cover - in alphabetical order - all binary systems of importance. The present subvolume IV/5b deals with the systems B-Ba ... C-Zr. Further subvolumes will follow shortly.