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Copper-platinum alloy

APT Metal Alloy
A natural metal alloy from a geological sample

Atom Probe Tomography image of a copper-platinum alloy extracted from a 1 µm metal nugget in a serpentinised peridotite showing iron trace element distribution iron, sulfur, rhodium, nickel and palladium.

Recorded on CAMECA LEAP 4000. Image courtesy of the Geoscience Atom Probe facility, Curtin University. Sample provided by Prof K. Evans, Curtin University.
S. M. Reddy et al. Atom Probe Tomography: Development and Application to the Geosciences. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 44(1), 5–50, (2020).