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vanadium steel

Syllabification: va·na·di·um steel

Definition of vanadium steel in English:

noun

A strong alloy of steel containing vanadium.
Example sentences
  • Henry Ford made the chassis on his 1908 Model T from the stronger vanadium steel for added crash-resistance.
  • The high vanadium steel is somewhat brittle, but is excellent for cutting very abrasive materials.
  • The extremely fine scale of this phenomenon in vanadium steels, which also occurs in Ti and Nb steels, is due to the rapid rate at which the transformation takes place.

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