Definition of Alpha iron

1. Noun. A magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade.

Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 26, Fe, Iron
Substance meronyms: Ferrite

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpha Iron

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alpha female
alpha females
alpha fetoprotein
alpha fibres
alpha foetoprotein
alpha geek
alpha geeks
alpha globulin
alpha glucosidase
alpha granule
alpha helices
alpha helix
alpha helixes
alpha interferon
alpha iron (current term)
alpha male
alpha males
alpha methyl dopa
alpha mucase
alpha particle
alpha particles
alpha privata
alpha privative
alpha privatives
alpha privativum
alpha radiation
alpha ray
alpha rays
alpha receptor

Literary usage of Alpha iron

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel by Bradley Stoughton (1911)
"... solution of beta iron, and then into a solid solution of alpha iron, from which alpha iron then precipitates. (See No. Ill and page 378. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"... together with some alpha iron in the state of strain. If, on the other hand, the same steel were] cooled slowly through the critical range, ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"alpha iron. On very slow cooling from a high temperature, as indicated by the authors, manganese steel becomes, to some extent, magnetic, ..."

4. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"On this hypothesis it differs in constitution from Hadfield's steel in that alpha iron is substituted for some (19 to 25) — 6 = (13 to 19) per cent. of ..."

5. Iron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) Including Allied Industries and by Hugh Philip Tiemann (1919)
"The alpha or alpha iron theory of LeChatelier and Guillet is that in cooling, carbide of iron is retained in solution in alpha iron. ..."

6. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1898)
"The condition of iron in such case—normal iron—has been called by Mr. Osmond, alpha iron. If, now, this alpha iron be subjected to the treatment as ..."

7. The Metallography of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1912)
"alpha iron Theory. — Le Chatelier and Guillet believe that on quick cooling through the critical range the allotropic transformation of iron from its gamma ..."

8. Iron, Steel, and Other Alloys by Henry Marion Howe (1906)
"temporary magnetism is due to the polarizing or rotating of the particles of alpha iron, especially of alpha ferrite, by the magnetizing force, ..."

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