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.
In simple terms, spalling is considered as a form of decrepitation caused by an unequal expansion of rock crystals that overcomes molecule cohesion.
and metallurgical (analysis, reduction under load, softening, dripping and melting in the REAS test, decrepitation, etc.