Liquid and Solid Metal Embrittlement.
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY DEPT OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING
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The recent literature on embrittlement induced by solid or liquid metal environments is critically reviewed. Evidence in support of an enhanced shear model of embrittlement is provided for amorphous metals, while decohesion is shown to be a viable concept for crystalline metals. The usefulness of the concept of specificity of embrittlement is questioned on the basis of evidence for new embrittlement couples as the range of experimental conditions is varied. In particular, strain rate and temperture are shown to have extremely important effects on the degree of embrittlement. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography