A strong alloy of steel containing vanadium.
- 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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Syllabification: va·na·di·um steel
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