Image icon  Al 64, Cu 36 (wt%), hypereutectic alloy

 
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Description: When the composition of the alloy exceeds the eutectic, as in this hypereutectic sample, the initial dendrites that form are of CuAl2. The remaining liquid transforms to the eutectic at the eutectic temperature.
Keywords: alloy • aluminium • copper • dendrite • hypereutectic • 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: 1069