liquid-metal embrittlement

liquid-metal embrittlement

[′lik·wəd ¦med·əl em′brid·əl·mənt]
(metallurgy)
The rapid loss of mechanical properties of a metal or an alloy due to contact with certain liquid metals.
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Coverage encompasses the specifics of various corrosion problems including stress cracking and embrittlement, hydrogen attack, erosion corrosion, and liquid-metal embrittlement, as well as prevention measures; materials selection; chemical control of corrosive environments; requirements and conditions for corrosion control in the petroleum and petrochemical industries; corrosion evaluation; surface preparation and maintenance; fabrication techniques; and heat treatment, among other topics.
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