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Lattice Parameters of Solid Solutions in Silver

Naturevolume 135page1038 (1935) | Download Citation



IN continuation of work on valency effects in alloys, I have recently measured the lattice parameters of the primary solid solutions in silver formed by the elements cadmium, indium, tin and antimony, which follow immediately after silver in the Periodic Table. This work has led to the discovery that in dilute solid-solutions of these elements, the alloys of the same equivalent composition have identical lattice parameters. By the term equivalent composition is meant the atomic percentage of the solute element multiplied by its valency, and the above relation implies that if the lattice parameters of the alloys are plotted against the equivalent compositions, the points for all of the four alloy-systems lie on a single curve. Alternatively, it may be said that the initial expansion of the silver lattice produced by one atom of the above elements is proportional to the valency.

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