Author

Bert E. Lake

Date of Award

5-11-1953

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

Department

Metallurgy

First Advisor

Dr. Frederick A. Hames

Second Advisor

Dr. Earl C. Roberts

Third Advisor

Mr. Ralph I. Smith

Abstract

Whenever metals differ greatly in electropositivity, intermetallic compounds are likely to form in preference to solid solutions. 21ercury and indium show a considerable difference in electropositivity. This would indicate that intermetallic compounds may play an important role in the con­stitutional diagram for the mercury-indium system.