Masters Theses

Abstract

"A Leitz dilatometer was used to study the kinetics of the eutectoid reaction in the zinc-aluminum system and the effect of small additions of copper upon this reaction. Three alloys were investigated: a pure 78% zinc - 22% aluminum alloy; a 78% zinc - 21.9% aluminum - 0.1% copper alloy; a 78% zinc - 21% aluminum -1.0% copper alloy. It was found that this reaction was similar to the pearlite reaction in the iron-carbon system. The reaction occurred by diffusion processes and the products of the reaction looked similar to pearlite when examined under the microscope. Copper was found to impede the reaction by interfering with the diffusion of zinc and aluminum atoms. This effect was most pronounced at temperatures below 80° C. At higher temperatures, the copper atoms caused relatively little difference in the kinetics of the eutectoid reaction"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988

Committee Member(s)

Lorey, G. Edwin
McDonald, H. O. (Hector O.)
Frad, William A., 1909-1974

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

viii, 71 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-90).

Rights

© 1965 Paul Theodore Corcoran, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Aluminum-zinc alloys -- Metallurgy
Eutectics
Eutectic alloys
Chemical kinetics -- Effect of temperature on

Thesis Number

T 1702

Print OCLC #

5964235

Electronic OCLC #

832372306

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Metallurgy Commons

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