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Micrograph no
440
Brief description
a b nickel brass containing 2% lead.
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, brass Link to MATTER Glossary entry for brass, copper, metal, nickel, zinc
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Cu-Zn   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Cu 46, Zn 42, Ni 10, Pb 2 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Wrought
Applications
Sample preparation
Ammonium persulphate
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
400 μm
Further information
Brass containing nickel are known as nickel brasses. They possess an a b microstructure and consequently have good hot working properties. The small amount of lead present serves to improve the machinability.
Contributor
Dr R F Cochrane
Organisation
Department of Materials, University of Leeds
Date
04/09/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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