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Metallic Materials Vol. 48 (2010), no. 2, pp. 117 - 126

Title: A study of microstructure and solidification behavior of Zn-Cu alloy
Author: BOYUK, U., ENGIN, S., KAYA, H., CADIRLI, E., MARASLI, N., KESLIOGLU, K.

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Keywords: metals & alloys, peritectic solidification, cellular growth, crystal growth
Year: 2010, Volume: 48, Issue: 2 Page From: 117, Page To: 126
doi:10.4149/km_2010_2_117


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