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Studies on Al–Mg solid solutions using electrical resistivity and microhardness measurements

  • A. Gaber (a1), N. Afify (a1), S. M. El-Halawany (a1) and A. Mossad (a1)


Al-C at% Mg alloys (C = 0.82, 1.84, 3.76, 5.74 and 12.18) have been selected for this study. From the electrical resistivity measurements it is concluded that the resistivity increment of Al–Mg alloys (in a solid solution state) is proportional to the atomic fractional constituents (Mg and Al) as $\Delta\rho_{\rm all}=64.66\ c(1-c)~\mu\Omegarm$  cm. In addition, both the temperature coefficient of resistivity, α all and the relaxation time of the free electrons τ all in the alloys diminish with increasing the solute Mg concentration. The increase of the scattering power, η, with increasing C is interpreted to be due to the contribution of electron-impurity scattering. The percentage increase due to electron-impurity scattering per one atomic percent Mg has been determined as 12.99%. The Debye temperature θ decreases as the Mg concentration increases. The microhardness results showed that the solid solution hardening obeys the relation ΔHV s = 135.5C 0.778 MPa which is comparable to the theory of solid solution hardening for all alloys; ΔHV sC 0.5−0.67 MPa.


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Studies on Al–Mg solid solutions using electrical resistivity and microhardness measurements

  • A. Gaber (a1), N. Afify (a1), S. M. El-Halawany (a1) and A. Mossad (a1)


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