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solid solution

 

Definition: a mixture of metals, which form a single phase system and in which the atoms are scattered randomly throughout the crystal structure (space lattice). Metals are miscible in the liquid state and remain completely mixed on solidification.

Synonym(s): solid solution alloy

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