Photomicrograph Database

Artifact ID BCES 0486/1395
Negative Number 1504
Magnification 100x
Etchant AH/HP
Photo Date 11/18/1992


arsenical bronze



Metallographic Description

2% Sn, 4% As. The microstructure is cored dendritic, which appears at low magnification to be single phase. At 600x, however, there are small bits of what may be another phase, not alpha+delta eutectoid, but perhaps peritectic. Related to the As? There is little corrosion.

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