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DoITPoMS Micrograph Library Micrograph 7 and full record

Micrograph 7 and full record

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Micrograph no
7
Brief description
Bi 60, Cd 40 (wt%), eutectic alloy
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, bismuth, cadmium, eutectic Link to MATTER Glossary entry for eutectic, lamella Link to MATTER Glossary entry for lamella, metal
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Bi-Cd   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Bi 60, Cd 40 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Slowly cooled
Applications
Sample preparation
Etched in alcoholic FeCl3
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
40 μm
Further information
This sample has the eutectic composition so all the liquid solidifies at the eutectic temperature to form a lamellar eutectic structure. The two phases grow co-operatively from the melt.
Contributor
Prof T W Clyne
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
25/10/01
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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