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Of or pertaining to any element, compound or alloy that conducts both heat and electricity.

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Metals; Metallurgy

A scientist whose work relates to the study of the properties of metals and ores.

brittle fracture

Materials science; Metallurgy

Fracture that occurs by rapid crack propagation and without appreciable macroscopic deformation.


Materials science; Metallurgy

A measure of the depth to which a specific ferrous alloy may be hardened by the formation of martensite upon quenching from a temperature above the upper critical temperature.


Materials science; Metallurgy

The measure of a material's resistance to deformation by surface indentation or by abrasion.


Materials science; Metallurgy

Failure, at relatively low stress levels, of structures that are subjected to fluctuating and cyclic stresses.

hot working

Materials science; Metallurgy

Any metal-forming operation that is performed above a metal's recrystallization temperature.

alloy steel

Materials science; Metallurgy

A ferrous (or iron based) alloy that contains appreciable concentrations of alloying elements (other than C and residual amounts of Mn, Si, S, and P). These alloying usually added ...