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Solid solution strengthening: Quiz


Question 1: When this increases the strength of the material, the process is known as ________, but this is not always the case.
AluminiumMetallurgyPrecipitation hardeningCopper

Question 2: According to the Hume-Rothery rules, solvent and solute atoms must differ in ________ by less than 15% in order to form this type of solution.
Atomic radiusActinoidNoble gasPeriodic table

Question 3: The energy density of a ________ is dependent on its Burgers vector as well as the modulus of the local atoms.
Materials scienceCrystal structureMetalDislocation

Question 4: Surface carburizing, or ________, is one example of solid solution strengthening in which the density of solute carbon atoms is increased close to the surface of the steel, resulting in a gradient of carbon atoms throughout the material.
IronCase hardeningAlloy steelPhosphorus

Question 5: Because both elements exist in the same crystalline lattice, both elements in their pure form must be of the same ________.
Crystal growthCrystal structureCrystallographySolid

Question 6: When solute atoms are introduced, local stress fields are formed that interact with those of the dislocations, impeding their motion and causing an increase in the ________ of the material, which means an increase in strength of the material.
Creep (deformation)Tensile strengthCorrosionYield (engineering)


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