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This article discusses the composition, properties, and behaviors of copper and its alloys. It begins with an overview of the characteristics, applications, and commercial grades of wrought and cast copper. It then discusses the role of alloying, explaining how zinc, tin, aluminum, silicon, and nickel affect the physical and mechanical properties of coppers and high-copper alloys as well as brasses, bronzes, copper-nickels, and nickel silvers. It also explains how alloying affects electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, stress-corrosion cracking, and processing characteristics.

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Copper and Copper Alloys, Alloying: Understanding the Basics, Edited By J.R. Davis, ASM International, 2001, p 457–494, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.aub.t61170457

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