Relationship between the correlation factor in tracer diffusion and the coordination number

I. A. Szabo, M. Koiwa, S. Tshioka

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An expression, 1= 1-2/Z (Z is the coordination number), is well known as an approximate formula for the correlation factor, 1, in tracer diffusion via vacancy mechanism. By taking into account the number of common nearest neighbouring sites of two neighbouring sites in addition to the coordination number, an improved expression is derived. Further, a corresponding expression for f is derived for a lattice consisting of sites with different coordination numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1991


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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