Investigation of the distribution of lead in three different combinations of brass feedstock

Ehsaan-Reza Bagherian (Lead / Corresponding author), Yongchang Fan, Mervyn Cooper (Contributing member), Brian Frame (Contributing member), Amin Abdolvand (Supervisor)

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The main objective of this paper was to assess three leaded brass samples (pending application with Copper Devel- opment Association) using optical microscopy and mass spectrometry to compare the distribution of lead. Based on the mass spectrometry data, a great deal of variation was not found within each of the samples based on five different sample locations. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy confirmed that the lead was homogenously distributed in brass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-328
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Metalcasting
Issue number3
Early online date18 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016



  • continuous casting
  • lead
  • brass
  • mass spectrometry
  • metallography

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