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Microstructure of Nonferrous Alloys

Super Pure Aluminum

Equiaxed alpha grains in the interior of a super-pure aluminum specimen anodized with Barker’s reagent, 30 V dc, 2 min. Viewed with crossed polarized light plus sensitive tint. Original at 50X. The dark spots are intermetallic phases.


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