Tammann's rule

noun
Tam·​mann's rule | \ ˈtamənz-, ˈtäˌmänz-\

Definition of Tammann's rule

: a rule in metallurgy: in binary alloys a less fusible metal dissolves more of a more fusible metal in the solid phase than the more fusible does of the less fusible

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History and Etymology for Tammann's rule

after Gustav Tammann †1938 German chemist

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