Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Dilute Solid Solutions

H. Jones
1965 Proceedings of the Royal Society A  
The number of states per unit energy, for an electron moving in the aperiodic field of a dilute solid solution, is calculated by the Green function method. It is shown that the effect of scattering in a narrow band is to reduce the density of states at the Fermi limit. The thermal and magnetic properties of dilute alloys are therefore influenced by two effects: electron concentration and scattering. The results are applied to dilute solutions of Ag, Rh and Ru in palladium. An explanation is
more » ... explanation is given of the observation that Ru decreases the magnetic susceptibility although Ru increases it in spite of the fact that both metals have negative valency relative to palladium.
doi:10.1098/rspa.1965.0118 fatcat:mfao3j6auvfmxnwrsudi7tj6sq