Linde's rule

Linde's rule

[′lin·dəz ‚rül]
(solid-state physics)
The rule that the increase in electrical resistivity of a monovalent metal produced by a substitutional impurity per atomic percent impurity is equal to a + b (v- 1)2, where a and b are constants for a given solvent metal and a given row of the periodic table for the impurity, and v is the valence of the impurity.