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intermetallic

(ˌɪntəmɪˈtælɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a chemical compound) formed from two or more metallic elements
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So it was quite a shock when Szlufarska and colleagues discovered that the material samarium cobalt is known as an intermetallic bent easily, even though its dislocations were locked in place.
In both types, the crack is propagated throughout in the intermetallic compound layer.
The quasicrystalline phases are a new class of intermetallic compounds that exhibit conventionally forbidden rotational symmetries in their diffraction patterns, which are incompatible with translational periodicity.
For one thing, they have very different chemical and physical properties--melting temperature, thermal expansion and thermal conductivity--and for another thing, there is a metallurgic challenge: during solidification, brittle intermetallic phases are formed in the weld metal, which reduce the strength and durability of the joint hugely.
The tool simultaneously rubs along the bottom of the dovetail to form a thin metallurgical bond, what's known as an "intermetallic compound," which adheres the metals together within the dovetail.
Modern zinc TD processing can provide excellent corrosion resistance for steel, in part because zinc-iron intermetallic structures intrinsically have better corrosion resistance than pure zinc or metallic zinc layers.
Intermetallic compounds, such as [Al.sub.3][Mg.sub.2] and [Mg.sub.17][Al.sub.12], are formed during diffusion bonding between magnesium and aluminum alloys.
The researchers developed a synthesis of binary intermetallic nanoparticles from a combination of noble and base metals, which have the potential to be used in catalysis applications.
The use of magnetic intermetallic compounds in regenerators of cryocoolers improved its functioning below 10 K [3, 4] and liquid He temperatures were reached [5, 6].
The mechanical properties of the intermetallic compound beta titanium-3 gold (beta-Ti3Au) suggest that this material is well suited for medical applications where Ti is already used, with some examples including replacement parts and components (both permanent and temporary), dental prosthetics, and implants.