eutectic


eutectic
   The lowest melting point of an alloy or solution of two or more substances (usually metals) that is obtainable by varying the percentage of the components. Eutectic melting sometimes occurs when molten aluminum or molten zinc comes in contact with solid steel or copper.

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  • eutectic — ([=u]*t[e^]k t[i^]k), n. a mixture of substances having a composition providing the minimum melting point ofr mixtures of those substances. Called also a eutectic mixture. Syn: eutectic mixture. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eutectic — EUTÉCTIC, Ă, eutectici, ce, adj. (Despre amestecuri chimice) Care se topeşte sau se solidifică la o temperatură constantă, inferioară punctului de topire a fiecăruia dintre constituenţi. [pr.: e u ] – Din fr. eutectique. Trimis de ionel bufu,… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 — Eutectic. См. Эвтектика. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 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

  • 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

  • eutectic — adj. & n. Chem. adj. (of a mixture, alloy, etc.) having the lowest freezing point of any possible proportions of its constituents. n. a eutectic mixture. Phrases and idioms: eutectic point (or temperature) the minimum freezing point for a… …   Useful english 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. 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 — eu•tec•tic [[t]yuˈtɛk tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) chem. 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) chem. of or pertaining to such a mixture or its… …   From formal English to slang


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