Materials Defintions

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A measure of the degree of increase in dimensions when an object is heated. This can be measured by an increase in length, area or volume. The expansivity can be measured as the fr
The permanent deformation of a solid subjected to a stress.
The ability of a material to withstand pulling forces.
A measure of how fast heat is conducted through a slab of material with a given temperature difference across the slab.
The resistance of an elastic body to deflection by an applied force.
The mass per unit volume of a material.
A mixture composed of two or more substances (materials) with one substance acting as the matrix or glue.
The ability of a material to resist the propagation of cracks.
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The resistance a material offers to penetration or scratching.
A mixture that contains at least one metal. This can be a mixture of metals or a mixture of metals and non-metals.
The smallest part of an element that can exist chemically.
Two or more atoms that are normally bonded together covalently.
The ability of a material to be drawn or extruded into a wire or other extended shape.
This is a measure of a material’s ability to conduct electricity. A material with a low resistivity will conduct electricity well.
A class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread with a length to thickness ratio of at least 80.

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