|48th Post: Silicon atoms are much bigger than the copper atoms and would also make a stiff metal...interstitial alloy. I go the opposite...I try to find an additive close to the row on the periodic table close to copper to create the same affect. I have no idea what Silicon/bronze alloy is used for.
I don't know what may have changed the last twenty-five years, but silicon-bronze was the choice for fasteners in wooden boat work... Like the others here, I admire and appreciate ALL the work you've been doing, Louis.....
Last edited on Sun Jan 31st, 2021 07:34 pm by Steve Rockwell