Definition of microstructure in English:

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microstructure

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrəˈstrəkCHər/

noun

The fine structure (in a metal or other material) that can be made visible and examined with a microscope.
Example sentences
  • 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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