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metallography

Line breaks: metal|log¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtəˈlɒɡrəfi
 
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Definition of metallography in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The descriptive science of the structure and properties of metals.
Example sentences
  • The austenite-pearlite reaction Pearlite is probably the most familiar micro structural feature in the whole science of metallography.
  • With the advent of metallography, and as the body of knowledge pertinent to cast iron increased, other classifications based on microstructural features became possible.
  • It is built up of a number of crystals of the same composition, given the name ferrite in metallography.

Derivatives

metallographic

1
Pronunciation: /mɪˌtaləˈɡrafɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A high standard of metallographic preparation is required; examination under oblique light at low magnifications is usually most informative.
  • In addition, through systematic studies of metallographic structure, the researcher can determine general manufacturing techniques to establish a baseline and thus identify variations.
  • The products of the transformation, whether ferrite, pearlite or bainite, are partly determined from isothermal diagrams, and can be confirmed by metallographic examination.

metallographically

2
Pronunciation: /mɪˌtaləˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • These were mounted parallel to the plane of the sheet and metallographically prepared in the conventional way.
  • Low magnification view of the particle array in cross-section after being metallographically polished.
  • Using metallographically finished plate samples carbide phases were detected and identified.

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