By Arthur C Reardon
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As a result of this ion symmetry, metals tend to form highly symmetrical, close-packed crystal structures. They also have a large number of nearest neighboring atoms (usually 8–12), which helps to explain their high densities and high elastic stiffness. Because the valence electrons are no longer attached to specific positive ions and they are free to travel among the positive ions, metals exhibit high electrical and thermal conductivity. The opaque luster of metals is due to the reflection of light by the free electrons.
In a specific crystal structure, the combination of atomic planes and crystallographic directions along which atoms can most easily move in response to an applied stress is known as a slip system. The number of available slip systems can vary depending on the crystal structure, and these slip systems are essential in determining the manner in which materials deform under load. In ionically bonded solids such as salts, there are very few slip systems along which atoms can move. This is a consequence of the electrically charged nature of the ions.
An alloy with a homogeneous (common) structure is a single-phase alloy, although it is important to note that many alloys may also contain more than one phase. For example, consider the aluminum corner of the aluminumcopper phase diagram shown in Fig. 30. The solvus line defines the solubility limit of copper in aluminum, and the equilibrium conditions for a solid solution of copper in aluminum are designated by the shaded area in Fig. 30. When the content of an alloying element exceeds the solidsolubility (solvus) limit, the alloying element produces “second-phase” microstructural constituents that may consist of either the pure alloying ingredient or an intermetallic-compound phase.