Image icon  Al 75, Cu 25 (wt%), hypoeutectic alloy

 
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Description: This is a secondary electron micrograph of the hypereuctectic alloy showing the Al dendrites and the Al-CuAl2 eutectic in greater detail. It is clear that the lamellar eutectic has been significantly distorted by the presence of the primary Al dendrites. Around the dendrites there is a layer of CuAl2.
Keywords: alloy • bismuth • cadmium • eutectic • lamella • metal
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 25 October 2001
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1066