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mischmetal

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(Metallurgy) an alloy of cerium and other rare earth metals, used esp as a flint in cigarette lighters
[C20: from German Mischmetall, from mischen to mix]
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Noun1.misch metal - a pyrophoric alloy made from a mixture of rare-earth metals
pyrophoric alloy - an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used in lighter flints
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Other REEs, including cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, and praseodymium, commonly used as a mixed oxide called mischmetal, are used in steel making to remove impurities and in producing special alloys.
Zhou, "Effect of mischmetal modification treatment on the microstructure, tensile properties, and fracture behavior of Al-7.0%Si-0.3%Mg foundry aluminum alloys," Journal of Materials Science, vol.
Doty, "The effects of mischmetal, cooling rate and heat treatment on the eutectic Si particle characteristics of A319.1, A356.2 and A413.1 Al-Si casting alloys," Materials Science and Engineering: A, vol.
A feasibility study on the use of electropositive "mischmetal" to reduce the bycatch of Squalus acanthias by hook gear in the Gulf of Maine.
The fire-starter/sharpener uses a Mischmetal (rare earth alloy) fire rod that is much more effective than regular ferrocium.
Intermetallic phases in nonmodified and Sr-modified Al-Si cast alloys containing mischmetal (MM) were investigated by Elsebaie et al.