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Micrograph no
142
Brief description
Tough pitch copper, failed by fibrous ductile fracture.
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, aluminium Link to MATTER Glossary entry for aluminium, ductile Link to MATTER Glossary entry for ductile, fracture Link to MATTER Glossary entry for fracture, metal, microvoid coalescence Link to MATTER Glossary entry for microvoid coalescence
Categories
Fracture, Metal or alloy
System
Cu
Composition
Tough pitch copper
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Applications
Sample preparation
Technique
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Length bar
20 μm
Further information
This sample displays a classic mechanism of ductile failure known as microvoid coalescence. The rough fracture surface indicates that a large amount of energy was absorbed during fracture.
Contributor
K Clark
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
24/01/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales