Solution hardening

Solution hardening

Solution hardening


“What happens to a crystal structure when alloys are introduced?”
As pure elements, most crystal structures are fairly linear and homogeneous in nature. However, what happens when another element with a different atomic radius is introduced, disturbing this uniformness? Well, let’s use our scientific mindset to find out. We know that when these due to intermolecular forces that like elements will be more attracted to like elements. From this standpoint, we also can observe that this interlocking will impede further dislocations and lock the movement and slip of the atoms. This form of material hardening has been termed solution hardening my Materials Scientists and Engineers, and is dependent on the size of the inserted atoms.

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