The influence of dislocations on electrical resistivity anomalies in palladium alloys

C. I. Lang*, M. P. Shaw

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Palladium-tungsten and palladium-molybdenum alloys are shown to have a higher electrical resistivity after annealing than in the cold-worked condition, an effect associated with the development of short-range order at elevated temperatures. Electrical resistance and microhardness measurements, together with transmission electron microscopy, are used to investigate the evolution of dislocation structures and their relationship to resistance changes due to annealing. It is shown that although the introduction of dislocations into annealed alloys has the effect of destroying the short-range order present, the presence of dislocation structures after cold deformation enhances solute diffusion at low annealing temperatures sufficiently for short-range order to develop. It is concluded that short-range order is an energetically stable configuration, developing with relative ease in formerly cold-worked alloys both at high temperatures and at low temperatures in the presence of dislocations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 1993
Externally publishedYes


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