melting point

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n melting point the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate melts in your mouth because cocoa butter has a melting point of just below 35 degrees C, a little under body temperature.
    • Melting point (Chem) the degree of temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses; as, the melting point of ice is 0° Centigrade or 32° Fahr., that of urea is 132° Centigrade. Pressure affects the melting point somewhat, and if not specified the melting point is usually taken to be at atmospheric pressure.
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Usage

In literature:

The first point is to make a little of the melted solder stick to the point of the iron.
"Harper's Young People, October 5, 1880" by Various
Such fillers are of high melting point and consequently solid at ordinary temperature.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
Second, it has a low melting point.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
See how the colors melt into each other; then the point of that long, prickly leaf coming out behind.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Rawson, seated by the window, was looking at tables of comparative melting points.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Certain regularities attend the corresponding property of the melting-point.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
On this point they were fully satisfied, and our continued solicitations at length melted their hearts.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
By different authorities its melting-point is stated at from 1000 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Quickly the group had melted away and were speeding for a point whence they could overlook the country beneath.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Its melting-point is variously given as 268.3 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
It is a white crystalline solid of melting point 43 C.; it boils at 210 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
If this point is neglected, it will often happen that the object to be soldered will fuse before the solder melts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Then he pointed to what looked to Dan like a brown streak that melted into the thick brush.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
The melting point of vitreous silica cannot be definitely stated.
"The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame" by W. A. Shenstone
This is the melting point determined by the Committee's melting-point method.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
Indeed the unsoundness of ice at and near its melting point has been long known.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
The mixed crystal of definite constant melting point (minimum point) contains 59 mols.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
Its melting-point is below that of silver.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Their forward motion is arrested at a point where the ice is melted just as fast as it comes on.
"Geology" by James Geikie
Round a merry fire, others were seated, melting lead, to make sharp pointed missiles for the slings.
"Ekkehard. Vol. I (of II)" by Joseph Victor Scheffel
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In poetry:

One such to melt at the tongue's root,
Confounding taste with scent,
Beats a full peck of garden fruit:
Which points my argument.
"Wild Strawberries" by Robert Graves
Thine anger, like a pointed dart,
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart;
Or words of mercy, kind and sweet,
Shall melt the rebels at thy feet.
"Psalm 45 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Sure, when I reach the point where earth
Melts into nothing from th' uncumbered sight,
Heaven will o'ercome th' attraction of my birth.
And I shall sink in yonder sea of light:
"Ascension Day" by John Keble

In news:

LSU wound up 29-of-51 at the foul line to withstand a second-half surge from Northwestern State that melted the lead as small as four points after it had swelled to 21 early in the second half.
Winter measurements by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research point to early and large scale summer melt.
A new study points out an unexpected weakness in the Antarctic ice sheet, which could melt rapidly within the next century, say scientists.
Q-BI58 is a recommended lead-free soldering alternative for heat-sensitive components that require a low melting point.
UO Men's Basketball: Dana Altman tries to find Oregon basketball's melting point .
The Melting Point As the Earth heads toward catastrophe, women leaders rise up to stop global warming.
Showcasing the melting pot that is the Williamsport area's music scene is the point of an upcoming downtown music festival.
On Friday, Melt Bar and Grilled opens its fourth location in the Points East Plaza at Ohio 306 and Mentor Avenue in Mentor.
We are using Muggy Weld's Super Alloy 1 that is a multi-metal, low temperature solder with a melting point of 350o.
Melt Point vs Titer Point.
He played the Melting Point later that night.
8 pm Sunday Where: Melting Point, 295 E Dougherty St Cost: $13 Call: 706 254-6909 Online: www.meltingpointathens.com.
The diversity of the speakers as well as their stories points directly to the diversity of the Electric City, a melting pot of talent that seemingly has no end, judging by the three consecutive StorySlams.
Whether it is by writing about melting Arctic sea ice or covering the scientific evidence pointing to increasingly intense hurricanes, reporting most climate change science news makes me feel like such a 'Debbie Downer'.
Melting Point, 295 E Dougherty.
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In science:

We also include as reference a plot of the melting temperature of the WC of point particles with charge e∗ .
Static and Dynamic Properties of Type-II Composite Fermion Wigner Crystals
However, they are very difficult to grow properly due to their high melting point, and, as a consequence, are very expensive.
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
Alternatively, for the class of simple liquids ˜Ω quasiuniversality implies that there is basically just one melting process, which takes place at the state point where the crystalline manifold is ˜Ωc .
NVU perspective on simple liquids' quasiuniversality
For comparison, the melting points of some normal paraffines, 2, are given.
Amphiphilic Membranes
Finally, it has recently been reported that the first-order melting in YBCO is destroyed by point defects caused by electron irradiation, giving rise to a second-order transition .
Topological Defects in the Random-Field XY Model and the Pinned Vortex Lattice to Vortex Glass Transition in Type-II Superconductors
At the melting point, the octupole and hexadecupole deformation of the electronic density sharply increase.
Thermal expansion in small metal clusters and its impact on the electric polarizability
This thermometer was calibrated against 3He melting curve thermometer below 1 K and against calibrated Ge thermometer up to 4.99 K and then checked with SRM768 fixed point device.
Annealing Effect for Supersolid Fraction in $^4$He
At the end of NCRI measurements series the sample was heated to the melting point slowly and temperature Tm , where melting process sets in, was determined.
Annealing Effect for Supersolid Fraction in $^4$He
Empirical evidence has shown that the effect of temperature cycling can depend importantly on tempmax K, the maximum temperature in the cycling (e.g., if tempmax K is more than 0.2 or 0.3 times a metal’s melting point).
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Size dependence of melting point of small particles of tin.
Electron Thermal Microscopy
Size dependence of melting point of small particles of tin.
Electron Thermal Microscopy
The first observation of pressure effect on the melting point was made by Perkins in 1826.
Pressure effect on the melting temperature
In this paper, we construct a general formula for the melting temperature as the vanishing point of ct , which is the velocity of the transverse phonon in metals.
Melting Temperature of Metals Based on the Nearly Free Electron Model
We show that near the melting point, the ionic potential ¯v(G) for G 6= 0 becomes much smaller than the transfer integral ¯t(k) for sc, bcc and fcc crystals.
Melting Temperature of Metals Based on the Nearly Free Electron Model
We obtain the melting temperature from the vanishing point of velocity ct without any adjustable parameters.
Melting Temperature of Metals Based on the Nearly Free Electron Model
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