Solid Solution

A single solid homogeneous crystalline phase containing two or more chemical species.

Intermediate Solid Solution

A solid solution or phase having a composition range that does not extend to either of the pure components of the system.

Interstitial Solid Solution

A solid solution wherein relatively small solute atoms occupy interstitial positions between the solvent or host atoms.

Terminal Solid Solution

A solid solution that exists over a composition range extending to either composition extremity of a binary phase diagram.

See also: Intermediate Solid Solution, Interstitial Solid Solution, Precipitation Hardening, Precipitation Heat Treatment, Solution Heat Treatment.

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Subjects: Materials