decrepitation


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decrepitation

[di‚krep·ə′tā·shən]
(geophysics)
Breaking up of mineral substances when exposed to heat; usually accompanied by a crackling noise.
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This clearly indicates that the decrepitation of the silicon electrode mainly occurs during the first three cycles and greatly affects the electrode cycle life.