microscopic stress

microscopic stress

[¦mī·krə¦skäp·ik ′stres]
(metallurgy)
Residual stress ranging from compression to tension in a metal within a distance often comparable to the grain size. Also known as microstress.
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Microscopic stress or micro-stress can be determined separately from the diffraction-peak position and breadth (Pauleau, 1994).
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