bainite

noun
bain·​ite | \ ˈbā-ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of bainite

: a transformation product in solid steel developed from austenite at temperatures intermediate between those where pearlite and martensite form

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bainitic \ ˌbā-​ˈni-​tik \ adjective
“The microstructure in the worn surfaces of a failed bainitic steel railway crossing was investigated using optical microscopy … ” scientists in Qinhuangdao, People's Republic of China report. Journal Of Technology & Science, 11 July 2010

First Known Use of bainite

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bainite

Edgar C. Bain, born 1891 American physicist and metallurgist + English -ite

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“Bainite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bainite. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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