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Naturevolume 134page721 (1934) | Download Citation



(1) THIS volume comprises the metallurgical ab stracts which have already been circulated to members of the Institute of Metals during 1933 in the monthly Journal. The whole range of metallurgical science and practice has been covered in the usual compre hensive manner. Besides the structure and properties of metals and alloys and the metal working processes, a wide variety of topics, from the electron theory of metals to the uses of aluminium paint, are covered in abstract form in this volume. An imposing list of abstractor's names is given, but a list of the periodicals abstracted would be much more useful. (2) The thirteen papers presented at the March meeting of the Institute, together with Dr. H. Moore's presidential address and Prof. E. K. Rideal's May lecture on “Gases and Metal Surfaces” are now avail able as vol. 54 of the Journal. Prof. Rideal gives a lucid survey of recent advances in the physico-chemical study of the adsorption of gases by metals, in the course of which it is possible to discern several pointers to future methods of study of lattice structure. One of the most interesting of the papers is that by Prof. Portevin and Dr. Bastien on “Cast-ability of Ternary Alloys”, a subject of great practical importance in foundry practice which is slowly but steadily being investigated on sound physico-chemical lines. Research on the phenomenon of fatigue is represented by a communication from the National Physical Laboratory dealing with the influence of the intercrystalline boundary on fatigue characteristics. Other topics include the constitution of copper-iron-silicon alloys, magnesium-nickel alloys, and silver-beryllium alloys. The volume concludes with a full appreciation by Prof. Hanson of the late Dr. Rosenhain, a past-president of the Institute and the greatest modern exponent of physical metallurgy.

(1) The Journal of the Institute of Metals.

G. Shaw


Edited by. Vol. 53: Metallurgical Abstracts and Index to Volumes 51, 52 and 53 of the Journal. Pp. v + 887. (London: Institute of Metals, 1933.) Not sold separately; 4 net (inclusive of two preceding “Proceedings” vols.).

(2) The Journal of the Institute of Metals.

G. Shaw


Edited by. Vol. 54. Pp. 326 + 22 plates. (London: Institute of Metals, 1934.) 31s. 6d. net.

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