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ASM Handbook

Metallography and Microstructures

Edited by
George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
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ASM International
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-177-1
Publication date:
2004
Book Chapter

Metallography and Microstructures of Zinc and Its Alloys

Published:
2004
Page range:
933 - 941
Publication history
November 01, 2004

Abstract

This article discusses the specimen preparation techniques for zinc and its alloys and zinc-coated specimens, namely, sectioning, mounting, grinding and polishing, and etching. It describes the characteristics of lead, cadmium, iron, copper, titanium, aluminum, magnesium, and tin, which are present in the microstructure of zinc alloys. The article also provides information on microexamination that helps to determine the dendrite arm spacing, as well as the grain size, grain boundaries, and grain counts.

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2004. "Metallography and Microstructures of Zinc and Its Alloys", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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