Accession Number : AD0700709

Title :   DENSE RANDOM PACKING OF HARD SPHERES AS A STRUCTURAL MODEL FOR NON-CRYSTALLINE METALLIC SOLIDS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Cargill,G. S. , III

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The pair distribution function for dense random packing of hard spheres is very similar to that observed for non-crystalline Ni-P alloys. The hard sphere model distribution function has a split second peak; this splitting is a characteristic structural feature of most non-crystalline metallic alloys. The positions of the maxima in the hard sphere distribution function agree with those observed for noncrystalline Ni-P alloys when 2.42 A is taken for the hard sphere diameter in the Ni-P structure. The dense random packing of hard spheres also appears to be a promising structural model for other non-crystalline metallic solids. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID SOLUTIONS, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, NICKEL ALLOYS, PHOSPHORUS ALLOYS, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), SPHERES

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE