a very hard, brittle, solid solution of iron and carbon or the carbide of iron, FeC, into which hot steel turns when suddenly chilled by cold water
Origin of martensiteafter A. Martens (1850-1914), German metallurgist
A solid solution of iron and up to one percent of carbon, the chief constituent of hardened carbon tool steels.
Origin of martensiteAfter Adolf Martens, (1850–1914), German metallurgist.
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