Sorbite meaning

1962, The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute, Volume 200, page 940,

After a very long period of annealing their morphology is very similar to the carbides precipitated in the sorbite and, as regards the amount of precipitate, the ferritic grains are almost indiscernible from the sorbitic (Fig.3).

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1962, J. W. Mellor, A Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, Volume 12, page 847,

Some consider granular pearlite or granular cementite to be sorbite. Hence it is also called sorbitic pearlite, and when referring to the contained carbon, sorbitic carbide.

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Origin of sorbite

  • From Sorby (“a surname”) +‎ -ite, after Henry Clifton Sorby.

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