Martha Goodway


An early 19th-century brass part displayed a widmanstätten structure of very fine, parallel rods or needles of α-phase brass precipitated in a matrix of ß-phase brass that bad been retained by quenching. An annealing temperature of about 800°C and a fast quench of only a few seconds were estimated from the microstructure.


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How to Cite
An unusual microstructure in α-ß brass. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 30(1), 47-49.