Intercrystalline Corrosion

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intercrystalline corrosion

[¦in·tər′krist·əl·ən kə′rō·zhən]
Localized attack occurring along the crystal boundaries of a metal or alloy. Also known as intergranular corrosion.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Intercrystalline Corrosion


a type of corrosion of metals that attacks only the surface layers of the grains (crystal-lites) and penetrates metal objects along the grain boundaries (surfaces). Intercrystalline corrosion leads to the destruction of metal articles along the grain boundaries.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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