Self-diffusion in fcc γ-and bcc δ-cerium

M. P. Dariel, D. Dayan, A. Languille

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The serial sectioning method was used to study self-diffusion in cerium metal. In the fcc γ phase, D=0.6e-36600RT cm2 sec-1, and in the bcc δ phase, D=1.2×10-2e-21500RT cm2 sec-1. The diffusion parameters in the fcc structure are compatible with a normal vacancy mechanism. The high diffusivities and low activation energy in the bcc phase are characteristic of diffusion behavior in anomalous bcc metals. Similarities with self-diffusion in bcc ε-plutonium are stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4348-4354
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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