The Physical Structure of Alloys


    THIS book, of less than 120 pages, is designed to interest the industrial and student metallurgist in a province of science which is on the boundary of physics and chemistry. Within its pages is a brief survey of the present state of our knowledge of the structure of matter, with special reference to metals and alloys. The book starts at the beginning of things-the electron-and goes on to describe the structure of the atom and the ordering of atomic species in the Periodic Table. The next step in the architecture of solids is the structure of molecules and crystals and the relation of metallic to other types of crystals. The results of X-ray analysis are clearly presented with a number of good illustrations, and the growth of ideas about the nature of solid solutions and intermetallic compounds is set out in an easily understandable form. The book concludes with a chapter on the physical theory of metals and a bibliography for further reading.

    The Physical Structure of Alloys

    An Introduction to Modern Physico-Chemical Theories. By C. E. Beynon. Pp. 126. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1945.) 6s. 6d. net.

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    The Physical Structure of Alloys. Nature 157, 497 (1946).

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