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Solute solute and solvent solute interactions in solid solutions of Cu+Sn, Au+Sn and Cu+Au+Sn alloys

Alcock, CB and Jacob, KT (1974) Solute solute and solvent solute interactions in solid solutions of Cu+Sn, Au+Sn and Cu+Au+Sn alloys. In: Acta Metallurgica, 22 (5). pp. 539-544.

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The chemical potentials of tin in its α-solid solutions with Cu, Au and Cu + Au alloys have been measured using a gas-solid equilibration technique. The variation of the excess chemical potential of tin with its composition in the alloy is related to the solute-solute repulsive interaction, while the excess chemical potential at infinite dilution of the solute is a measure of solvent-solute interaction energies. It is shown that solute-solute interaction is primarily determined by the concentration of (s + p) electrons in the conduction band, although the interaction energies are smaller than those predicted by either the rigid band model or calculation based on Friedel oscillations in the potential function. Finally, the variation of the solvent-solute interaction with solvent composition in the ternary system can be accounted for in terms of a quasi-chemical treatment which takes into account the clustering of the solvent atoms around the solute.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Metallurgica
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 07:12
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 07:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42468

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