iron carbide

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to iron carbide: pearlite, cementite, Forge welding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iron carbide - a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
pearlite - a lamellar mixture of cementite and ferrite formed during the cooling of austenite; a constituent of steel and cast iron
References in periodicals archive ?
The formation of iron carbide around and beyond this transition temperature is crucial as the intermediate for the formation of aligned carbon nanotube [17].
Carbon precipitation as graphite nodules is required at the start of freezing to ensure the carbon does not take the iron carbide form as edge chill.
The tubes simultaneously acquired crystalline cores of iron, cobalt, or iron carbide, a compound that hardens steel.
5 percent of carbon) and consisting of an alloy of iron with an iron carbide.
in nodular iron, the graphite is in spherically shaped nodules, which are surrounded by an iron carbide shell, which don't have the same cracking behavior as the flakes in gray iron.
Qualitech Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsboro, Indiana, is a special bar quality (SBQ) steelmaker and iron carbide producer.
If implemented, they would see the establishment of a 2m tonne per year iron carbide plant at Sishen in the barren Northern Cape, which would feed 40% of its output to a 1.
The company also formed a joint venture with industry leader USX to convert iron carbide directly into steel without costly blast and oxygen-driven furnaces.
During his tenure with Nucor, Hiller previously served as melt shop manager for its operation in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and as general manager for the iron carbide facility in Trinidad.
Air Liquide is a vital resource to our iron carbide facility because the hydrogen it will provide is one of three critical raw materials to our process," said Steve Emerson, vice president and managing director, Qualitech Steel.
Lieber found the niobium carbide nanorods to be superconducting and the iron carbide ones ferromagnetic.
Chromium, however, causes chill iron carbide and intercellular iron carbide--two enemies of machinability.