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  • n. an alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder; used in making metal-cutting tools


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  • As material for the high-pressure vessel in the range from 50,000 to 100,000 kg/cm2, Bridgman used the extremely hard tungsten carbide, or, as it is called, carboloy, which is subject to the least possible deformation.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1946 - Presentation Speech

  • The investigations with the highest pressures, between 400,000 and 500,000 kg/cm2, have been made with the help of carboloy pistons, the effective surface being 3 mm in diameter.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1946 - Presentation Speech


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