Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, acting between, or comprising two or more metals
  • n. An intermetallic compound

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Intermediate as regards two metals; partaking of the nature of two metals; formed by the combination of two metals.

Etymologies

inter- +‎ metallic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This IMPRESS (Inter-Metallic Process in Relation to Earth and Space Solidification) project aims to understand the links between the solidification process of 'intermetallic' alloys, the structure of the material at the micro - and nano-scales, and the final mechanical, chemical and physical properties of the resulting alloys.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Determining the interaction of chemical compounds that come into contact with different alloys, platings, and intermetallic phases associated with wirebonding.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Motta's research interests include the behavior of nuclear reactor materials under irradiation; phase transformations; corrosion; mechanical behavior of materials; materials characterization using transmission electron microscopy, positron annihilation spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation; and zirconium alloys, intermetallic compounds and steels.

    Penn State Live

  • An exciting research position for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is available in a project to understand the effects of solid solute, grain size and intermetallic structure on the strength of Mg alloys through modelling and simulation.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • 'Under investigation for decades, but only now beginning to emerge as serious contenders for the throne of the nickel-based superalloys, these titanium aluminides are modern intermetallic materials that don't have any nickel in them at all,' said Stone.

    The Engineer - News

  • Titanium aluminides are intermetallic materials that don't contain nickel

    The Engineer - News

  • Even as they do so, a new class of intermetallic materials is emerging that may replace superalloys entirely.

    The Engineer - News

  • A new class of intermetallic materials under development may replace superalloys in the hot sections of modern-day jet engines.

    The Engineer - News

  • Beyond superconductors, it provides a framework for growing heteroepitaxial intermetallic compounds on various substrates by matching interfacial layers between templates and thin-film overlayers.

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  • A magnetic tunnel junction3 is applied for write operation of STS in the magnetic layers, which are formed with full-Heusler alloy, an intermetallic that acts as a high-spin polariser.

    Electronicstalk - electronics industry news

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