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Coloured metallography of Ti-6Al-4V alloys using phtalocyanine blue


Garcia, L and Dietz, C and Gomez de Salazar, JM and Martinez, JA and Criado, AJ, Coloured metallography of Ti-6Al-4V alloys using phtalocyanine blue, Practical Metallography, 53, (6) pp. 340-351. ISSN 0032-678X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Carl Hanser Verlag, Munchen

DOI: doi:10.3139/147.110399


This work presents a method to improve visualisation of metallographic structures in titanium containing alloys. After conventional selective chemical etching with Kroll's reagent, the surface of the sample specimen is manually dyed with a phtalocyanine based lacquer. The results are highly detailed and sharp coloured images when investigated with Optical Microscopy, providing much more information compared to the grey shaded, etching only approach.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:titanium alloys, metallography, optical microscopy, phthalocyanine
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Dietz, C (Dr Christian Dietz)
ID Code:112991
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2016-12-07
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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