Masters Theses

Author

Robert Ruch

Abstract

"The U. S. Bureau of Mines at Rolla, Missouri has for some years been conducting research on manganese-copper alloys. The study of the physical metallurgy of these alloys -- dissimilar metal couples -- has always been complicated by the difficulty of satisfactorily etching this material. It was felt that by introducing a new etching technique, cathodic bombardment, satisfactory etching might be accomplished. On this basis the following research program was proposed:

1) To survey the present state of art of cathodic etching, etching by means of cathodic sputtering;

2) To design and construct suitable equipment for the experimental study of etching of manganese copper alloys by means of cathodic sputtering;

3) To investigate the cathodic etching of cast and wrought manganese copper alloys, considering the effects produced by variations in atmosphere, voltage current, and geometry of the etching chamber, and in composition, grain size, orientation, electrical properties, and heat treatment of the alloy specimens;

4) To master the necessary techniques of polishing, etching, replicating and shadowing to present ultimate results of the above investigation in the form of electron and light micrographs of good quality"--Introduction, pages 2-3.

Advisor(s)

Fuller, Harold Q., 1907-1996

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1958

Pagination

iii, 65 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).

Rights

© 1958 Robert Ruch, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sputtering (Physics)
Metallographic specimens
Metals -- Etching
Manganese-copper alloys

Thesis Number

T 1172

Print OCLC #

5923860

Electronic OCLC #

922883085

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Physics Commons

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