Image icon  Deeply etched dendrites (cobalt samarium copper)

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Description: Using this alloy composition, a relatively low volume fraction of pro-eutectic dendrites are formed. The eutectic material between these dendrites can be etched away to reveal the three-dimensional structure of dendrites. The dendrite tips are a volume of revolution, and anisotropy develops behind them with the secondary dendrite arms.

See R. Glardon, W. Kurz, "Solidification path and phase diagram of directionally solidified Co-Sm-Cu alloys", J. Cryst. Growth, 51 (1981) 283-291.
Keywords: alloy • cobalt • copper • deep-etched • dendrite • etching • eutectic • metal • samarium
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof W Kurz, Department of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1650