Letter | Published:

Crystal Structure of the Intermetallic Compound Mg32(AI,Zn)49 and Related Phases

Nature volume 169, pages 10571058 (21 June 1952) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

PHASE-DIAGRAM studies of the magnesium–aluminium–zinc system have established the existence of a compound with approximate composition Mg3Al2Zn3. Laves, Löhberg and Witte1 reported this compound to have a body-centred cubic structure with a0 = 14.16 A., and with the calculated number of atoms per unit cube equal to 161. They reported also that the phase in the magnesium–aluminium–copper system with approximate composition Mg4Al6Cu gives a closely similar X-ray diagram. They were not able to determine the structure.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    , , and , Metallwirtschaft, 14, 793 (1935).

  2. 2.

    International Tables for the Determination of Crystal Structures” (Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin, 1935).

  3. 3.

    , J. Inst. Met., 77, 489 (1950).

  4. 4.

    , and , Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 205, 103 (1951).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 4, California. April 21.

    • GUNNAR BERGMAN
    • , JOHN L. T. WAUGH
    •  & LINUS PAULING

Authors

  1. Search for GUNNAR BERGMAN in:

  2. Search for JOHN L. T. WAUGH in:

  3. Search for LINUS PAULING in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/1691057a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.