A trace element effect in alloys based on the aluminium-zinc-magnesium system

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Abstract

THE remarkable changes in properties which may be achieved by the addition of small quantities, or traces, of certain elements to age-hardening alloy systems has aroused much interest recently. A notable example is the pronounced effect of traces of cadmium, indium, or tin on the elevated temperature ageing characteristics of aluminium-copper alloys1. Similar observations have been made in a number of alloys; but, with the exception of a study of trace element additions to ternary aluminium-copper-lithium alloys2, investigations have been confined to binary systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume186
Issue number4721
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1960
Externally publishedYes

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