tungsten steel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tungsten steel a very hard heat-resistant steel containing tungsten
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tungsten steel (Metal) A steel containing a small amount of tungsten, noted for tenacity and hardness, even under a considerable degree of heat. Magnets made of it are said to be highly permanent. It often contains manganese.
    • Tungsten steel (Metal) a variety of steel containing a small amount of tungsten, and noted for its tenacity and hardness, as well as for its malleability and tempering qualities. It is also noted for its magnetic properties.
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In literature:

If tungsten ores were more abundant and the metal more easily manipulated, it would displace steel for many purposes.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Where can tungsten, or tungsten steel, be procured, and at what price?
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
A peculiar property of tungsten steels is that if a heating temperature of 1,750 deg.F.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Its steel-hardening qualities are more effective than those of tungsten, but it is more difficult to control metallurgically.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Thus we have nickel, chromium, and tungsten steel.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle

In news:

Almost any material can be lapped , including steel, stainless steel, chromium carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum, copper, bronze, Alinco (aluminum-nickel-cobalt), ceramics, glass, sapphire and plastic.
The industrial-grade aluminum pliers feature replaceable stainless-steel jaws and replaceable tungsten-carbide cutters.
Aqua Design Amano introduces the Nature Aquarium Goods trimming scissors , whose blades adopt a double-layered structure and are made with high-hardness tungsten steel.
While steel is suitable for some short styli , tungsten carbide is the stiffest styli material.
With gold prices hitting fresh records and the economy still weak, a growing number of couples are switching to titanium, steel, and tungsten wedding rings.

In science:

In order to validate the simulations, which have other sources of uncertainty than those for steel, a tungsten absorber structure should be studied with test beams and finely segmented readout (scintillator and gas).
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
We plan to exchange the steel plates of the physics prototype by tungsten plates and perform first studies with the existing scintillator layers, followed by gaseous readout as it becomes available.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
In the versatile structure of the physics prototype the steel absorber plates can be replaced by tungsten plates.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
The presented results were obtained with pion beams at CERN in 2007 and a calorimeter setup consisting of a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) , an analog scintillatorsteel hadron calorimeter (AHCAL) and a scintillator-steel tail catcher and muon tracker (TCMT) .
Particle Showers in a Highly Granular Hadron Calorimeter
One layer consists of the tiles, the embedded front-end electronics and a ∼ 16 mm thick stainless steel or ∼ 10 mm thick tungsten absorber plate.
Realization and Test of the Engineering Prototype of the CALICE Tile Hadron Calorimeter