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Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


The platinum metals react with some of their closer neighbours in the Periodic Table to produce intermediate phases of high stability. While this behaviour tends to confirm some of the predictions made by protagonists of the Engel-Brewer theory of alloying, the general validity of this theory is still a matter of vigorous controversy. In this article some of the conflicting opinions that have been advanced are reviewed and discussed.


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