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The resistivity of β-manganese and nickel-stabilized alloys

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Resistivity-temperature measurements have been carried out on pure manganese metal in which the β phase had been retained by quenching, and on two alloys in which the β phase was found to be stabilized at room temperature. The resistivity of β-manganese is seen to decrease monotonically with temperature and no anomaly is revealed in the temperature range 4.2–7 K. A low-temperature resistance minimum, however, appears in the nickel-stabilized alloys.

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The work reported here formed part of a Ph.D. thesis submitted at the University of Oxford by one of us, the late K. C. Whittaker, Professor of Physics, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

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Whittaker, K.C., Dziwornooh, P.A. & Riggs, R.J. The resistivity of β-manganese and nickel-stabilized alloys. J Low Temp Phys 5, 461–464 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00629538

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