Image icon  Cu 60, Zn 40 (wt%), quenched - metastable & beta

 
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Description: This sample was homogenised at 800 °C and quenched rapidly to retain supersaturated metastable β grains. With quenching there is insufficient time for diffusion to occur resulting in a metastable structure.
Keywords: alloy • brass • copper • metal • metastable • quenching • zinc
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Materials > Metals & alloys > Other metals & alloys > Zinc & alloys
Processes > Thermal treatments > Quenching
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: 1100