Talk:Alloys

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Some of the material science background references kept outside of the article itself:

A discussion of the alpha and beta phases of brass

https://www.quora.com/What-phases-can-be-seen-in-the-crystal-structure-of-brass

Wikipedia on the cubic crystal system:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_crystal_system

"Thus FCC metals deform easier than BCC metals and thus they are more ductile. BCC metals are infact stronger than FCC metals. HCP metals are the most brittle."

see:

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/214518/why-are-hcp-materials-brittle-while-fcc-materials-are-ductile

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/why-is-fcc-more-ductile-than-bcc.550403/