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Cu 90, Sn 10 (wt%) bronze, as cast

By University of Cambridge DoITPoMS and University of Leeds Department of Materials Dr R F Cochrane


An good example of dendritic solidification, which occurs when the solidification front becomes unstable with respect to small perturbations. This results in the growth of the perturbations, producing dendrites (from the Greek for tree) of the primary phase. Subsequently the secondary phase forms from the enriched melt between the dendrites.

Topics: alloy, bronze, copper, dendrite, metal, tin, doitpoms, university of cambridge, micrograph, corematerials, ukoer, Engineering, H000
Publisher: University of Leeds
Year: 2010
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