Definition of Beta iron
1. Noun. An allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade.
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Literary usage of Beta iron
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1. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel by Bradley Stoughton (1911)
"This new allotropic modification of iron is known as beta iron. If, now, beta iron be further heated to a temperature of about 890° C. (1634° F.), ..."
2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1919)
"Gamma iron was found to be about 25 per cent. stronger at 1000° C. than beta iron at 835° C. It is obvious that the crystalline phase of gamma iron has a ..."
3. The Metallography of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1912)
"Formation of beta iron. — Allusion has been made in these pages on several occasions to the different opinions entertained as to the formation of beta iron ..."
4. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"beta iron.—The passage down through the transformation ... The evidence as to the nature of beta iron is extremely difficult to interpret, even by those who ..."
5. Iron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) Including Allied Industries and by Hugh Philip Tiemann (1919)
"Benedicks' theory is that so-called beta iron is really a solution of gamma fer- ... The gamma or gamma iron theory ignores the existence of beta iron and ..."
6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"Therefore, at temperatures above the lower TP alpha iron has a higher vapor tension than beta iron, and at temperatures above the higher TP beta iron will ..."
7. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1899)
"The beta iron of the ... If they said any particular metal was beta iron, and yet could not recognise it ..."
8. Transactions of the International Engineering Congress, 1915 (1916)
"Osmond argued that gamma iron was non-magnetic, moderately hard and very difficult to retain in the cold; that beta iron was nonmagnetic, very hard and ..."