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ERIC Number: EJ1067428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Observing Tin-Lead Alloys by Scanning Electron Microscopy: A Physical Chemistry Experiment Investigating Macro-Level Behaviors and Micro-Level Structures
Wang, Yue; Xu, Xinhua; Wu, Meifen; Hu, Huikang; Wang, Xiaogang
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n6 p1071-1075 Jun 2015
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was introduced into undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory curriculum to help students observe the phase composition and morphology characteristics of tin-lead alloys and thus further their understanding of binary alloy phase diagrams. The students were captivated by this visual analysis method, which allowed them to more fully consider the relationship between macroscopic behaviors and microscopic structures of materials. During this process, the abilities of critical thinking were inspired, and a spirit of team work came into being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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