Heusler alloy


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

Word History


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 24 Apr. 2024.

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