After Adolf Martens (1850–1914), German metallurgist
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Martensite Sentence Examples
Austenite may contain carbon in any proportion up to about 2.2 It is non-magnetic, and, when preserved in the cold either by quenching or by the presence of manganese, nickel, &c., it has a very remarkable combination of great malleability with very marked hardness, though it is less hard than common carbon steel is when hardened, and probably less hard than martensite.
It can be caused by the transformation of retained austenite to martensite or by the precipitation of alloy carbides.