The Practical Application of Aluminium Bronze


THE alloys of copper with aluminium, with or without the addition of manganese, iron, or nickel, arecommonly known as aluminium bronze. They have a high tensile strength and other good mechanical properties, and are highly resistant to corrosion. The handsome French franc and 2–franc pieces of this alloy, which had the appearance of gold and retained their colour permanently, will be remembered. Trouble owing to the entanglement of particles of alumina long retarded the general use of the alloys, but these difficulties have been overcome, and the advantages of the material can be fully utilized.

The Practical Application of Aluminium Bronze

By C. H. Meigh. Pp. xiii + 112. (London and New York: McGraw–Hill Publishing Co., Ltd., 1941.) 17s. 6d.

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D., C. The Practical Application of Aluminium Bronze. Nature 148, 300 (1941).

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