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.
- continuous casting
- mass spectrometry
Bagherian, E-R., Fan, Y., Cooper, M., Frame, B., & Abdolvand, A. (2016). Investigation of the distribution of lead in three different combinations of brass feedstock. International Journal of Metalcasting, 10(3), 322-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40962-016-0055-1