The Electrical Resistance of Some Dilute Gold Alloys

  • H. J. M. van Rongen
  • B. Knook
  • G. J. van den Berg
Conference paper

Abstract

Measurements of the resistivity of dilute alloys of noble metals with transition elements gave rise to the supposition that only transition elements with 5 or 6 electrons in the d-shell would cause anomalies in the electrical resistance at low temperatures. Therefore a number of gold-rhenium and gold-technetium alloys were investigated. Rhenium caused deep minima in the electrical resistivity, along with negative values for the magnetoresistance. From the results on the gold-technetium alloys it could be concluded that the solid solubility of technetium in gold at 1000°C is very small, and therefore no conclusions could be drawn about technetium as a possible cause of anomalies in the resistance.

Keywords

Cobalt Rhenium Technetium 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. M. van Rongen
    • 1
  • B. Knook
    • 1
  • G. J. van den Berg
    • 1
  1. 1.Kamerlingh Onnes LaboratoryLeidenThe Netherlands

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