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Micrograph no
765
Brief description
Bi 80, Sn 20 (wt%)
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, bismuth, metal, tin
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Bi-Sn   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Bi 80, Sn 20 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Small casting in alumina crucible - air cooled.
Applications
Educational alloy - low melting point allows easy and safe use for students.
Sample preparation
Standard polishing techniques.
Technique
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in secondary electron imaging (SEI) mode
Length bar
300 μm
Further information
Large scale ordering is apparent, with the very high bismuth concentration showing up as light, and the near eutectic composition showing as darker.
Contributor
M Charles and A Cockburn
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
07/05/03
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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