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Alpha Iron

Definition of the noun alpha iron

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  1. a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: atomic number 26 / Fe / iron = a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament
    • substance of: ferrite = a solid solution in which alpha iron is the solvent

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Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Alpha Iron The bodycentered cubic form of pure iron, stable below 910°C (1670°F). Alpha Model 1 A type of weartesting machine consisting of a conforming or.

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Alpha Iron The body-centered cubic ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

Properties: Allotrope of iron, stable between 1400C and melting point of iron; structurally identical to alpha iron. delta ray. A particle, especially an electron, ejected from matter by ionizing radiation. delustrant. A substance used to produce dull ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tribology (1990)

by C. Kajdas, E. Wilusz, S. Harvey

ALPHA IRON (Fe) A solid phase of pure iron which is stable at temperatures ...

Google previewDictionary Of Physics

by Taniya Sachdeva

Beta iron Similar to alpha iron, it is a non-magnetic allotrope of pure iron which remains stable between 770°C and 910°C. Beta particle It is the electron emitted from the nucleus when a neutron decays to a proton and an electron. Betatron It is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

alpha iron. The allotropic form of iron that is stable below 906°C. It has a body-centred cubic crystal structure and is ferromagnetic up to its Curie temperature (768°C). See also beta iron, ferrite. alpha particle (a-particle).

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

alpha iron. The body-centered cubic form of pure iron, stable below 910 °C (1670 °F). alpha (a) loss peak. In dynamic mechanical or dielectric measurement, the first peak in the damping curve below the melt, in order of decreasing ...

Google previewPower Industry Dictionary (1996)

by Ann Chambers, Susan D. Kerr

Ferrite Designation assigned to alpha iron containing elements in solid solution. Ferritic stainless steel Magnetic stainless steel with a microstructure of alpha ferrite. Chromium content ranges between 11.5 percent and 27 percent with no ...

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