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 (ăl′oi′, ə-loi′)
1. A metallic solid or liquid that is composed of a homogeneous mixture of two or more metals or of metals and nonmetal or metalloid elements, usually for the purpose of imparting or increasing specific characteristics or properties: Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper.
2. A mixture; an amalgam: "Television news has ... always been an alloy of journalism and show business" (Bill Moyers).
3. The relative degree of mixture with a base metal; fineness.
4. Something added that lowers value or purity.
tr.v. (ə-loi′, ăl′oi′) al·loyed, al·loy·ing, al·loys
1. To combine (metals) to form an alloy.
2. To combine; mix: idealism that was alloyed with political skill.
3. To debase by the addition of an inferior element.

[Alteration (influenced by French aloi) of obsolete allay, from Middle English alay, from Old North French allai, from allayer, to alloy, from Latin alligāre, to bind : ad-, ad- + ligāre, to bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots.]
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adj (prenominal)
(Metallurgy) relating to, or used in, alloying
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Specific alloying additions were made to A356.2 and 357.2 to eliminate the [beta] and [pi] phase formation and, as a result, improved the strength/ductility ratio.
[17] have introduced four criteria that have to be satisfied in the selection process of alloying elements in order to obtain castable, precipitation-strengthened aluminum alloys with both high stability and strength at elevated temperatures.
However, the addition of alloying elements has shown little influence on the electrical conductivity, although some of these can improve the mechanical strength, recrystallization temperature, and wear resistance.
Alloying PET and PE doesn't make economic sense if you start with virgin PET, but it pays off as a use for inexpensive waste streams like colored PET and barrier PET film scrap that normally find only low-value applications or are thrown away.
The superalloy material is a nickel-based alloy with a composition including nominally mass fractions 60 % Ni, 5 % Cr, 10 % Go, and a number of additional alloying elements.
"That's where their strengths really are--materials with higher concentrations of alloying elements.
Unfortunately for these materials scientists, the interaction of heat and gravity in a sample of molten metal creates currents of rising and falling material, preventing some metals from alloying and overwhelming the subtle interactions between molecules of pure metals and metals that do mix well.
The effects of the alloying elements Al and Ti, which are added in AlCoCrFeNi alloy, have been widely investigated because of their excellent room-temperature mechanical properties, which are even superior to most of the high-strength bulk amorphous alloys [11,18].
In order to improve the corrosion resistance of the biocompatible magnesium alloy, fine-graining [15-17], high-purification [18], alloying [19], and surface treatment [20, 21] were commonly used.
This alloying technology is based on predispersing one of the components in the Lotader reactive elastomer.
Javaid et al., Alloying and Process Design of Mg Sheet, CANMET Materials, Ottawa, Canada, 2011.