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Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys

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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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Annealing of Precious Metals

Grigory Raykhtsaum
Grigory Raykhtsaum
LeachGarner Company
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660 - 663
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November 11, 2016


This article describes the annealing behavior of precious metals, namely, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, and osmium. It discusses the annealing practices and their effect on the basic properties of common precious metal alloys. The article presents the typical properties and compositions of silver-copper alloys and gold jewelry alloys such as colored gold alloys and white gold alloys.

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Grigory Raykhtsaum, 2016. "Annealing of Precious Metals", Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys, George E. Totten

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