molybdenum silicide

molybdenum silicide

[mə′lib·də·nəm ′sil·ə‚sīd]
(metallurgy)
A mixture of molybdenum, silicon, and iron in the proportion 60:30:10; used to introduce molybdenum into steel melts.
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Researchers at Kyoto University have found that molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems.
Materials scientists at Japan's Kyoto University investigated the properties of various compositions of molybdenum silicides, with and without additional ternary elements.
Although several molybdenum silicides exhibit excellent oxidation resistance, these intermetallics are too brittle for practical use as structural materials.