Science Scrapbook

Science Scrapbook episode

Thu, 17th May 2012

What is an Alloy?

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A lot of the metals we use every day, from car wheels to cutlery, are made from alloys. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how alloys are made and how we change their properties to suit our needs. Plus we discover why alloys have a vital role to play when we fly off on holiday...

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Rolls Royce / EPSRC Strategic Partnership



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Alloy is a substance having metallic properties of two or more metals and non-metallic synthesized by a certain method. Generally through melting and solidification derived synthetic liquid evenly. lucas2, Mon, 25th Nov 2013

Very helpful, thank you. Innes Easton, Wed, 19th Feb 2014

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