Preliminary report on the diffusion of solids

Professional Paper 95-G
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Although 19 years has elapsed since Roberts-Austen published his classical paper on the diffusion of solid metals, no attempt seems to have been made to verify his important results and conclusions or to extend the investigations to minerals and to the great number of solids in which diffusion may be expected to occur. Progress has been made by means of chemical and electrical methods in the detection of diffusion in a number of metals in the solid state, some progress has been made in explaining the phenomena of diffusion on the basis of osmotic pressure and the kinetic theory, and recent measurements of the vapor pressures of solids have contributed indirectly to the progress of the science, but investigators have not undertaken the difficult and essential task of making definitive determinations of the coefficients of diffusivity at various pressures and temperatures.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Preliminary report on the diffusion of solids
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 95
Chapter G
DOI 10.3133/pp95G
Year Published 1916
Language ENGLISH
Publisher United States Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description i, 14 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Shorter contributions to general geology, 1915
First page 83
Last page 96
Country United States
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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