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Micrograph no
515
Brief description
Leaded gun metal bronze.
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, bronze Link to MATTER Glossary entry for bronze, copper, lead Link to MATTER Glossary entry for lead, metal, tin
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Cu-Sn   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Cu 85, Sn 5, Zn 5, Pb 5 (wt% approx)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Chill Cast
Applications
Sample preparation
Ferric chloride
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
400 μm
Further information
An alloy of bronze containing lead and zinc. The blue-grey lead is clearly visible, as is the porosity due to the formation of sulphides.
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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