pyrophoric alloy

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Noun1.pyrophoric alloy - an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used in lighter flints
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
ferrocerium - a pyrophoric alloy of iron with cerium; used for lighter flints
misch metal - a pyrophoric alloy made from a mixture of rare-earth metals
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The demand is growing for mixed rare-earth compounds and for rare-earth metals and their alloys used in permanent magnets to drive powerful miniature headphones, speakers, and automatic locks on cars, base-metal alloys, super alloys, pyrophoric alloys, lighter flints, and armaments.