Photomicrograph Database

Artifact ID BC 2207/0355
Negative Number NS144
Magnification 200x
Etchant AH/HP, FeCl3
Photo Date 3/27/2000

Photomicrograph Description

Cored dendritic structure with large amounts of alpha-delta eutectoid. This is a high-tin unquenched structure.


leaded high-tin bronze



Metallographic Description

The main body of the sample is dendritic, with some residual coring and copious quantities of alpha+delta eutectoid. On the edges are what appear to be the remains of tin segregation. PIXE reveals that this segregated band is composed of 35% tin. Just inside the band the specimen is heavily corroded, but remains of numerous strain marks can be seen.

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