Image icon  Gun metal bronze displaying coring.

 
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Description: An alloy of bronze containing zinc. Some porosity is visible. The variation in colour is attributable to the cooling being rapid enough to prevent solid state diffusion and hence a concentration variation appears.
Keywords: alloy • bronze • copper • coring • metal • porosity • tin
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Dr R F Cochrane, Department of Materials, University of Leeds
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 04 September 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1555