Searching for Alloy: 3 Metals & Specific Properties

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In summary, the conversation discusses the search for an alloy with specific properties for use in a YouTube channel about the science behind games. The alloy needs to consist of at least three metals, with one metal having a greenish, bluish, and red flame color. It also needs to be non-reactive, electrically conductive, and strong with a melting point of at least 1250 centigrade. The conversation also mentions the use of titanium alloys and suggests adding small fractions of elements with suitable flame colors to achieve the desired properties. The importance of ratio in creating the desired color is also mentioned.
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Hello everyone

I've got a youtube channel with the science behind games.
And because of that, I'm in search for an alloy with the following properties:
- It needs to be an alloy of at least three metals
- At least one of them must have a greenish flame color, a bluish flame color, and a red one.
- The product must be: non-reactive (especially to common elements), electrically conductive, strong and has an at least 1250 centigrade melting point.

I've got no clue how to start, so anyone got a tip or clue?
 
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What counts as non-reactive, and which elements do you consider?
What does count as "strong"?

Stupid but working approach: Take any material that satisfies the third condition. Titanium alloys are probably a good start, but use whatever satisfies your specific requirements. Add extremely tiny fractions of elements with suitable flame colors, as there was no limit given on how small the contribution can be.
 
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Perhaps an alloy of Copper, Tin and lithium? Probably melts too low.

If you are trying to make white using RGB then the ratio will also matter. Perhaps there is a better way.
 

Related to Searching for Alloy: 3 Metals & Specific Properties

1. What is Alloy and why is it important in science?

Alloy is a mixture of two or more metals, or a metal and another element, that has improved properties compared to individual components. It is important in science because it allows us to create materials with specific properties and characteristics for various applications.

2. What are the three most commonly used metals in alloys?

The three most commonly used metals in alloys are iron, copper, and aluminum. Iron is used in steel alloys, copper is used in brass and bronze alloys, and aluminum is used in many lightweight alloys.

3. How are specific properties achieved in alloys?

The specific properties of alloys are achieved through careful selection and combination of metals and other elements, as well as controlling the composition and structure of the alloy during the manufacturing process. This can result in improved strength, corrosion resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, and many other properties.

4. What are some examples of specific properties that can be achieved in alloys?

Some examples of specific properties that can be achieved in alloys include increased strength, improved corrosion resistance, higher melting point, better electrical conductivity, and increased hardness. These properties can be tailored to meet the requirements of different applications, such as in construction, electronics, and transportation.

5. How is the search for new alloys and their properties conducted in science?

The search for new alloys and their properties is conducted through a combination of theoretical calculations, empirical experiments, and advanced techniques such as computer simulations and materials characterization. Scientists and engineers work together to design and test new alloys with specific properties for various applications.

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