Definition of microstructure in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro·struc·ture
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrəˈstrəkCHər


  • The fine structure (in a metal or other material) that can be made visible and examined with a microscope.
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    • The purpose of neutron reflectometry is to reveal the microstructure of materials in thin film geometries.
    • This is color that is caused by microstructures such as diffraction gratings, and thin films rather than pigment.
    • As in the case of steels, alloy content and processing conditions affect the toughness of nonferrous metals by affecting their microstructures, which, in turn, determine their toughness.

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