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yuˈtɛk tɪkeu·tec·tic

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  1. eutecticnoun

    a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point


  1. eutecticnoun

    The temperature of the eutectic point

  2. eutecticnoun

    A eutectic mixture or eutectic alloy; a eutectoid

  3. eutecticadjective

    Describing the lowest possible temperature at which a mixture of substances solidifies or melts

  4. Etymology: From εὔτηκτος, from εὖ + τήκω.


  1. eutectic

    A eutectic system or eutectic mixture ( yoo-TEK-tik) is a homogeneous mixture that has a melting point lower than those of the constituents. The lowest possible melting point over all of the mixing ratios of the constituents is called the eutectic temperature. On a phase diagram, the eutectic temperature is seen as the eutectic point (see plot on the right).Non-eutectic mixture ratios would have different melting temperatures for their different constituents, since one component's lattice will melt at a lower temperature than the other's. Conversely, as a non-eutectic mixture cools down, each of its components would solidify (form a lattice) at a different temperature, until the entire mass is solid. Not all binary alloys have eutectic points, since the valence electrons of the component species are not always compatible, in any mixing ratio, to form a new type of joint crystal lattice. For example, in the silver-gold system the melt temperature (liquidus) and freeze temperature (solidus) "meet at the pure element endpoints of the atomic ratio axis while slightly separating in the mixture region of this axis".The term eutectic was coined in 1884 by British physicist and chemist Frederick Guthrie (1833–1886). The word originates from the Greek εὐ- (eû 'well') and τῆξῐς (têxis 'melting').


  1. eutectic

    Eutectic refers to a mixture of substances (usually metals) that has the lowest possible melting point. It is an alloy in which the combination of metals gives the minimum possible melting point which does not change upon further cooling. This term can also refer to the temperature at which this complete melting occurs. The concept is used in various applications like materials science, metallurgy, geology, and phase diagrams studies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eutectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eutectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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