Solid-solution definition

A homogeneous crystalline structure in which one or more types of atoms or molecules may be partly substituted for the original atoms and molecules without changing the structure.
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A uniform mixture of substances in solid form. Solid solutions often consist of two or more types of atoms or molecules that share a crystal lattice, as in certain metal alloys. Much of the steel used in construction, for example, is actually a solid solution of iron and carbon. The carbon atoms, which fit neatly within the iron's crystal lattice, add strength to its structure.
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(physics) Any homogenous crystalline solid, consisting of more than one type of molecule or atom randomly dispersed, in which the structure is independent of its composition.
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Noun

Singular:
solid-solution
Plural:
solid solutions