Accession Number : AD0615193

Title :   SELF-DIFFUSION OF LEAD, THALLIUM AND BISMUTH IN THE SOLID LEAD-THALLIUM SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL INST FOR THE STUDY OF METALS

Personal Author(s) : Resing,H. A. ; Nachtrieb,N. H.

Report Date : 22 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Results are reported for the self-diffusion of both lead and thallium over the whole range of solid solution for these elements (0-87 atomic per cent Tl) for the temperature interval, 206-323 C. Data for the trace impurity diffusion of bismuth over the same concentration range are also given for a more limited temperature range. All three elements show the same qualitative dependence of their diffusion coefficient upon alloy composition: namely, a slight maximum at about 35 atomic per cent thallium and a deep minimum at about 75 atomic per cent thallium at all temperatures. The results are compared with the predictions of the corresponding states principle and with theories based upon the Johnson vacancy-solute complex mechanism. A correction applied to the corresponding states principle, based upon lattice parameter deviations from Vegard's Law, leads to agreement with observation. Some evidence for the existence of a superlattice at alloy compositions in the neighborhood of PbTl7 is inferred from trends in the ratios DsubTl/DsubPb and DsubBi/DsubPb with thallium concentration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEAD(METAL), DIFFUSION), (*THALLIUM, DIFFUSION), (*BISMUTH, DIFFUSION), (*LEAD ALLOYS, THALLIUM ALLOYS), (*THALLIUM ALLOYS, LEAD ALLOYS), SOLID SOLUTIONS, IMPURITIES, PHASE STUDIES, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CRYSTAL DEFECTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE