Definition of Delta iron

1. Noun. An allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees).

Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 26, Fe, Iron

Definition of Delta iron

1. Noun. an allotrope of iron ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delta Iron

delta 14-sterol reductase
delta 24-sterol methyltransferase
delta agent
delta alcoholism
delta antigen
delta bilirubin
delta blues
delta cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis
delta cell of pancreas
delta chain
delta check
delta connection
delta fornicis
delta granule
delta hepatitis
delta iron (current term)
delta irons
delta mesoscapulae
delta metal
delta particle
delta ray
delta rays
delta rhythm
delta sleep-inducing peptide
delta virus
delta wave
delta wing

Literary usage of Delta iron

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

1. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1898)
"This cannot be said of Beta or delta iron. Beta and delta iron ... But Beta and delta iron can acquire all the properties of passive iron as readily as ..."

2. Steel and Iron, for Advanced Students by Arthur H. Hiorns (1903)
"... is associated the belief that the distortion in cold working also induces the beta modification, or another modification that is called delta iron. ..."

3. Heat Treatment of Soft and Medium Steels: Theory and Practice of the by Federico Giolitti (1921)
"It has not yet been possible to isolate delta iron, and its properties are therefore not known. In carbon steels it seems that this transformation ceases to ..."

4. Principles of Metallurgy by Arthur Horseman Hiorns (1895)
"... the belief that the distortion in cold working also induces the 'beta' modification, or another modification which has been termed 'delta' iron. ..."

5. First-second Biennial Report on the Geology of Alabama by Geological Survey of Alabama, Michael Tuomey, John William Mallet (1858)
"At other localities towards Delta, iron pyrites seemed to excite great suspicion. At Delta, a remarkable stratum of slate ..."

6. Geology of the Counties of England and of North and South Wales by William Jerome Harrison (1882)
"... mud, &c., which go to form the delta. Iron pyrites \sa common mineral at Brook Point, its yellow crystals filling up cracks in the tree-trunks, ..."

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