Accession Number : AD0686194

Title :   THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF SOME COPPER AND SILVER ALLOYS WITH HETEROVALENT SOLUTES,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Hurd,C. M. ; Gordon,E. M.

Report Date : 29 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : It is shown for the alpha-phases of the Cu(Zn to As), Ag(Zn to As), Cu(Cd to Sb) and Ag(Cd to Sb) systems that a simple square well solute potential can be obtained semi-empirically which leads to quantitative agreement in terms of the existing free electron expressions of the partial-wave analysis with the available experimental values of the residual resitivity (by definition), the solvent Knight shift and the solute characteristic thermopower. The electronic structure of the excess localized charge obtained from these potentials also leads directly to Linde's rule and to a qualitative interpretation of the room-temperature Hall coefficient in these systems. The solute potentials are applied to the model of Kohn and Luming in the calculation of the change in the total magnetic susceptibility of the solvent due to alloying, but the results show no improvement over those derived from a Thomas-Fermi potential. The susceptibility calculations involve the establishment of an expression for the radial charge density of excess charge localized around a square well potential. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COPPER ALLOYS, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS), (*SILVER ALLOYS, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS), (*SOLID SOLUTIONS, *BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS), ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE