metallography

[met-l-og-ruh-fee]
noun
the study of the structure of metals and alloys by means of microscopy.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin metallographia. See metallo-, -graphy

metallographer, metallographist, noun
metallographic [muh-tal-uh-graf-ik] , metallographical, adjective
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metallography (ˌmɛtəˈlɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
2.  a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography
 
metal'lographer
 
n
 
metal'lographist
 
n
 
metallographic
 
adj
 
metallo'graphically
 
adv

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Experience in metallography, optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.
The nonconforming weld was identified by ultrasonic testing, and verified by radiography and metallography.
Volume changes were measured, and at the conclusion of the tests tubes were sectioned for metallography.
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