[ bey-nahyt ]
/ ˈbeɪ naɪt /
an aggregate of iron carbide and ferrite, formed from austenite below the temperature at which pearlite forms and above that at which martensite forms.
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Origin of bainite
1930–35; after Edgar C. Bain (1891–1971), American physicist and metallurgist; see -ite1
Words nearby bainite
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British Dictionary definitions for bainite
/ (ˈbeɪnaɪt) /
a mixture of iron and iron carbide found in incompletely hardened steels, produced when austenite is transformed at temperatures between the pearlite and martensite ranges
Word Origin for bainite
C20: named after Edgar C. Bain (1891–1971), American physicist; see -ite 1
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