Definition of Widmanstätten in English:

Widmanstätten

(also Widmanstatten, Widmanstaetten)

noun

  • Designating a pattern or figure exhibited by some meteorites when a cross section is exposed to acid, consisting of thin interleaving bands of iron-nickel alloys. Also: designating a similar pattern consisting of ferrite bands that sometimes occurs in steel and alloys of iron.

Usage

attributive

Origin

Late 19th century. From the name of A. J. von Beckh-Widmanstätten, Austrian scientist.

Pronunciation

Widmanstätten

/ˈwɪdmənstɛtən//ˈvɪtmənʃtɛtən/