DoITPoMS

Full Record for Micrograph 495

Link to full size image of micrograph 495
[131 KB]

View micrograph
.. in new window

View micrograph and record
.. in new window


You can also view and download the micrographs at CORE-Materials and also on Flickr
Micrograph no
495
Brief description
Cu 90, Sn 10 (wt%) bronze, as cast
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, bronze Link to MATTER Glossary entry for bronze, copper, dendrite Link to MATTER Glossary entry for dendrite, metal, tin
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Cu-Sn   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Cu 90, Sn 10 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Cast
Applications
Sample preparation
Ferric chloride
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
200 μm
Further information
An good example of dendritic solidification, which occurs when the solidification front becomes unstable with respect to small perturbations. This results in the growth of the perturbations, producing dendrites (from the Greek for tree) of the primary phase. Subsequently the secondary phase forms from the enriched melt between the dendrites.
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
Related micrographs