, Volume 60, Issue 8, pp 23–24 | Cite as

Two hundred years of aluminum ... or is it aluminium?

Aluminum Processing Overview


Two hundred years ago the word aluminum was used for the first time when a new metal was produced by the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy. Later work has shown that this metal was not pure, but rather an aluminum-iron alloy. This article commemorates the anniversary of aluminum production with a look back at the metal’s origins.

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© TMS 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hydro AluminiumOsloNorway

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