Anomalous concentration dependence of residual electrical resistivity in Fe-Cr alloys

Yu Yu Tsiovkin, A. N. Voloshinskii, V. V. Gapontsev, V. V. Ustinov, A. G. Obykhov, A. L. Nikolaev, I. A. Nekrasov, A. V. Lukoyanov

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Experimental data on the residual electrical resistivity in concentrated Fe-Cr alloys point to strong deviation from Nordheim-like behavior: resistivity stays nearly constant over 10-60at.% Cr concentration range. These data are compared to the results of calculations conducted in a two-band coherent potential approach for a ferromagnetic phase. The anomalous behavior of residual resistivity turns out to be a result of two opposite tendencies: increasing with chromium concentration scattering probability is compensated by concurrent reduction in density of states at the Fermi level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224204
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


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