American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed of the same constituents in different proportions.
- adj. Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid.
- n. A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy.
- n. The eutectic temperature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fusing easily; solidifying at a low temperature: specifically applied by Guthrie to a mixture of substances in such proportions that the fusing-point is lower than that of either of the constituents themselves. Alloys are regarded as eutectic compounds, and the same principles apply to the mixtures of fused silicates of which volcanic glass, slags, etc., are formed.
- n. A eutectic substance or mixture, as an alloy.
- adj. Describing the chemical composition and/or temperature of a mixture of substances that gives the lowest temperature at which the mixture becomes fully molten. A further requirement is that that temperature is lower than the melting point of any of the pure component substances.
- adj. chemistry Describing the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions where a liquid coexists with two solid phases.
- n. A material that has the composition of a eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy
- n. The temperature of the eutectic point
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (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 given components.
- n. a mixture of substances having a composition providing the minimum melting point ofr mixtures of those substances. Called also a eutectic mixture.
- n. a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point
- From Ancient Greek εὔτηκτος (eutēktos, "easily melted"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + τήκω (tēkō, "to melt"). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek eutēktos, easily melted : eu-, eu- + tēktos, melted (from tēkein, to melt). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In the freeze-drying process, vitrification (also termed eutectic solidification) occurs in the unfrozen fraction between the ice crystals which are sublimated in an endothermic process.”
“Liquid metal (Pb or Pb-Bi eutectic) cooling is at low pressure by natural convection (at least for decay heat removal).”
“Phase 2 of Japan's study focused on four basic reactor designs: sodium-cooled with MOX and metal fuels, helium-cooled with nitride and MOX fuels, lead-bismuth eutectic-cooled with nitride and metal fuels, and supercritical water-cooled with MOX fuel.”
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“This “eutectic” was discovered by FEMA, and by fire researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and confirmed by this team of physicists and researchers.”
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“There were some designs from an old USSR program that used a eutectic mix of lead and bismuth for a similar purpose, heated to liquefy the metal.”
“A mixture which has a lower melting point than any of the single materials in the mixture is called an eutectic.”
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