Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 11, Issue 10, pp 1843–1848

The mechanical behaviour of cerium-modified alpha-beta brass at high temperatures


  • T. Chandra
    • Department of MetallurgyUniversity of Wollongong
  • J. J. Jonas
    • Department of Metallurgical EngineeringMcGill University
  • D. M. R. Taplin
    • Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Waterloo

DOI: 10.1007/BF00708262

Cite this article as:
Chandra, T., Jonas, J.J. & Taplin, D.M.R. J Mater Sci (1976) 11: 1843. doi:10.1007/BF00708262


The mechanical behaviour of a fine-grained Cu-38.6% Zn alloy with and without 0.07% Ce was studied at 475 to 675° C. It was found that the addition of Ce lowered the flow stress by a factor of three. It was concluded that this arose from a decrease in the volume fraction of the harder alpha phase due to the reduced zinc solubility.

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