chromiumnoun [ U ]uk /ˈkrəʊ.mi.əm/ us /ˈkroʊ.mi.əm/ symbol Cr
Examples from literature
- Prolonged heating and high temperatures have a very bad effect upon chromium steels.
- The combined action of tungsten and chromium in steel gives to it the remarkable property of maintaining its cutting edge at relatively high temperature.
- The following table shows the percentages of carbon, manganese, nickel, chromium and vanadium in typical steel alloys for engineering purposes.
- The nickel intensifies the physical characteristics of the chromium and the chromium has a similar effect on the nickel.
- When chromium is alloyed with tungsten, a very definite red-hardness is noticed with a great increase of cutting efficiency.