The Journal of the Institute of Metals

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THE high reputation of the Journal of the Institute of Metals is worthily maintained by the latest issue. Commencing with the Autumn Lecture on “Thin Films in Relation to Corrosion Problems”, by U. R. Evans, several subsequent papers deal with allied questions. The increasing use of the spectroscope in industry is shown by two contributions on this subject, which, together with the discussion upon them, represent substantial addition to our knowledge in this direction. Two further papers, both by Prof. Hanson and Mr. Slater, deal with the causes and the elimination of unsoundness in sand castings of aluminium. The profound influence of water vapour in the furnace atmospheres is most clearly demonstrated, and the importance of the conditions under which the metal is stored between the time it is first produced and that at which it is cast is emphasised. Three papers deal with the subject of the drawing of wire: two with the nature of the flow and the factors which affect it, the third with the changes of tensile strength of high conductivity copper as it is drawn down.

The Journal of the Institute of Metals.

Vol. 46. Edited by G. Shaw Scott. Pp. xii + 571 + 47 plates. (London: Institute of Metals, 1931.) 31s. 6d. net

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T., F. The Journal of the Institute of Metals. Nature 129, 153 (1932) doi:10.1038/129153a0

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