Heusler alloy

noun
Heus·​ler alloy | \ ˈhyüslə(r)- \

Definition of Heusler alloy

1 : a magnetic alloy composed of the nonmagnetic metals copper, manganese, and tin approximately in the proportions Cu2MnSn
2 : any similar magnetic alloy (as one in which tin is replaced by aluminum, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, or boron, or copper is replaced by silver)

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History and Etymology for Heusler alloy

after Conrad Heusler 19th century German mining engineer and chemist

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“Heusler alloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heusler%20alloy. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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