Definition of microstructure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌstrʌktʃə/


The fine structure (in a metal or other material) which 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈstrʌktʃərəl/
Example sentences
  • From anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility measurements and extensive microstructural data, the magnetic fabric of this pluton has been inferred to correlate with the magmatic fabric.
  • In other words, the objectivist can propose a revisionary concept of color as an objective property, e.g some microstructural property or a spectral reflectance or some other light-modifying feature.
  • It has been found that domain characteristics depend on surface density, microstructural properties, the anisotropy of the underlying microstructure, and the kinetics of domain growth in comparison to diffusive processes.

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