eutectic alloy

A mixture of metals which has a melting point lower than that of any of the metals in the mixture, or of any other mixture of these metals.

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  • eutectic alloy — eutektinis lydinys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. eutectic alloy vok. eutektische Legierung, f rus. эвтектический сплав, m pranc. alliage eutectique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • eutectic alloy — noun A mixture of metals having a melting point lower than that of any of its components; they are brittle and have been used in dental solder …   Wiktionary

  • Eutectic point — The melting point of a mixture of two or more solids (such as an alloy) depends on the relative proportions of its ingredients. A eutectic or eutectic mixture is a mixture at such proportions that the melting point is as low as possible, and that …   Wikipedia

  • eutectic — 1. Easily melted; denoting specifically mixtures of certain chemical compounds that have a lower melting point than any of their individual ingredients; e.g., a solid, such as menthol, that when triturated with another solid of the same class,… …   Medical dictionary

  • eutectic — adjective Etymology: Greek eutēktos easily melted, from eu + tēktos melted, from tēkein to melt more at thaw Date: 1884 1. of an alloy or solution having the lowest melting point possible 2. of or relating to a eutectic alloy or solution or its… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eutectic — 1. adjective /juˈtɛk.tɪk/ Describing the lowest possible temperature at which a mixture of substances solidifies or melts 2. noun /juˈtɛk.tɪk/ a) The temperature of the eutectic point b) A …   Wiktionary

  • alloy — A mixture of two or more elements, especially where one is aluminum. Also see aluminum alloy eutectic alloy minilite alloy wheel polymer alloy zinc alloy …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • eutectic — [yo͞o tek′tik] adj. [< Gr eutēktos, easily fused < eu (see EU ) + tēkein, to melt (< IE * tāk < base * tā , to melt > THAW) + IC] fusing at the lowest possible temperature; specif., designating or of a mixture or alloy with a… …   English World dictionary

  • eutectic — eu*tec tic ([=u]*t[e^]k t[i^]k), a. [Gr. e y thktos easily melted; e y^ well + th kein to melt.] (Physics) Of maximum fusibility; said of an alloy or mixture which has the lowest melting point which it is possible to obtain by the combination of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eutectic — /yooh tek tik/, Physical Chem. adj. 1. of greatest fusibility: said of an alloy or mixture whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy or mixture of the same ingredients. 2. noting or pertaining to such a mixture or its properties:… …   Universalium

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