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Engineering Atoms

at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Studying at Cambridge


Metals Up Close

Metals up close

The Scanning Electron Microscope is a powerful scientific instrument that can be used to look at materials ‘up-close’ and help us understand what is going on in the material. Here, you can have a look at some of the real materials currently used in the jet-turbine engine and see how they are structured. 

Click on the images below to find out more about what different metals look like up close! 

Turbine blade - Nickel SuperalloyCompressor Blade - Titanium AlloyEutectic Alloy
Turbine blade Nickel Superalloy     Compressor Blade     Titanium alloyEutectic Alloy