Behaviour of Crystal Boundaries in Aluminium and its Alloys during Melting

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WE have recently been engaged on an examination of the mechanical properties at temperatures in the region of the solidus of super-purity aluminium and high-purity alloys in the three binary alloy systems, aluminium–copper, aluminium–iron and aluminium–manganese. In this work, tensile tests have been carried out at elevated temperatures in a modified Hounsfield tensometer on small cylindrical test pieces of the alloys, the technique and apparatus being similar to those used by Singer and Cottrell1.

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PUMPHREY, W. Behaviour of Crystal Boundaries in Aluminium and its Alloys during Melting. Nature 163, 960–961 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/163960b0

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