Special Study: Metallurgy
This Nuffield Advanced Chemistry Special Study enabled students to see something of the scope of the field of metallurgy, and to appreciate its dependence upon chemical principles. The objectives were to:
• consider the relationships between the physical and chemical properties of metallic materials and their uses and economics.
• consider the effect of alloying elements on the properties of metal systems.
• consider structures in pure metals and alloys.
• relate the microscopic structure of metals to their properties.
• consider the interaction of metals with their environment.
Chapter 1: What is metallurgy?
Chapter 2: What are the structures of metals?
Chapter 3: How do properties depend upon structure?
Chapter 4: Corrosion of metals
Chapter 5: The selection of materials for components
Chapter 6: Metals in relation to other materials
Chapter 7: Experimental investigations - an introductory series
Chapter 8: Experimental investigations - an extension series
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