Figure 8
Percentage change in volume on alloying as a function of [\Delta{N}^{1/3}] for MoSi2-type compounds. The volume per molecule estimated from the molar volumes of the elements is subtracted from the volume per molecule computed from the unit-cell volumes of the compounds, and expressed as a percentage relative to the volume per molecule before alloying. It can be observed that the change in volume goes to zero when [\Delta{N}^{1/3}] goes to zero. This observation supports the idea that [\Delta{N}^{1/3}] is proportional to the charge transfer on alloying.  [article HTML]

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