Hardness and colour trends along the 76 wt.% Au (18.2 carat) line of the Au-Cu-Al system
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- Journal Article
- Scripta Materialia, 2002, 47 (2), pp. 95 - 100
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Colour and hardness were measured on a series of alloys along the 76 wt.% Au line of the Au-Cu-Al system. Complex, non-monotonic behaviour was observed, which is shown to be correlated with microstructural changes. The available colours include reddish, yellow, 'apricot', white and purple. The hardness of as-cast material varies from 150 to 500 Vickers. © 2002 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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