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The Journal of the Institute of Metals

Nature volume 142, page 736 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS volume contains sixteen papers which have been presented before the Institute. Dr. D. R. Pye in the Autumn Lecture discusses some outstanding metallurgical problems arising in aero-engine design. Consideration is also given to the physical nature of metal surfaces from the point of view of friction and lubrication. Literature and published experimental data bearing upon inverse segregation are summarized in a contribution by N. B. Vaughan, and accounts are given of the various theories relating to the phenomenon. A second review is by L. Ken-worthy of the methods available for assessing the protective values of zinc coatings on iron and steel. Average weight, uniformity, structure and porosity are attributes of the coating affecting corrosion resistance, and for its evaluation the usefulness of the Britton electrolytic test is strongly emphasized.

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