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Cu 60, Zn 40 (wt%), quenched and held at 300°C - Widmanstätten microstructure

By University of Cambridge DoITPoMS and University of Cambridge Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy Prof T W Clyne


This sample was quenched and held at 300 °C for one hour. It has a Widmanstätten microstructure with the α phase precipitating out of the single β phase during cooling to give α plates in a β matrix. The low temperature at which the transformation takes place leads to less diffusion and results in a finer structure.

Topics: alloy, brass, copper, metal, quenching, widmanstätten, zinc, doitpoms, university of cambridge, micrograph, corematerials, ukoer, Engineering, H000
Publisher: University of Cambridge
Year: 2010
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