Microstructure vs Austemper - What's the difference?

microstructure | austemper |


As a noun microstructure

is the fine structure of a material or tissue as revealed by microscopy.

As a verb austemper is

to harden (a metal) and produce a stronger microstructure by heating it into the austenite region and then immediately quenching and removing any bainite and ausferrite.

microstructure

English

Noun

(-)
  • The fine structure of a material or tissue as revealed by microscopy.
  • (metallurgy) The fine structure of a pure metal or alloy, as revealed by magnifications of 25X or greater.
  • (meteorology, oceanography) Fine-scale structure in such variables as temperature, salinity, velocity, etc.
  • Antonyms

    * (fine structure) macrostructure

    References

    * [http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?microstructure] * [http://www.google.com/search?as_q=define%3Amicrostructure] * [http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/browse?s=m&p=38]

    austemper

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To harden (a metal) and produce a stronger microstructure by heating it into the austenite region and then immediately quenching and removing any bainite and ausferrite.
  • Anagrams

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