Displacement around a dissolved impurity atom in a metal: Sn in Cu

R. L. Cohen, Leonard C Feldman, K. W. West, B. M. Kincaid

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It has been determined that the nearest-neighbor distance around tin atoms dissolved in a Cu lattice is 2.63, 1/40.07 larger than given by the average lattice constant. The determination was made by the extended x-ray-absorption fine-structure technique. The observed distortion agrees with that calculated from an anisotropic lattice model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1416-1419
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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