decrepitation


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de·crep·i·tate

 (dĭ-krĕp′ĭ-tāt′)
v. de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing, de·crep·i·tates
v.tr.
To roast or calcine (crystals or salts) until they emit a crackling sound or stop crackling.
v.intr.
To make a crackling sound when roasted.

[New Latin dēcrepitāre, dēcrepitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin crepitāre, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to burst, crack.]

de·crep′i·ta′tion n.
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Noun1.decrepitation - the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
crackle, crepitation, crackling - the sharp sound of snapping noises
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There are two methods that have been developed to obtain powders from NdFeB waste-sintered magnets, namely, the hydrogen decrepitation (HD) process and the hydrogen decomposition desorption recombination (HDDR) process [18, 47, 48].
A progressive step-heating procedure was conducted to limit fracturing of the host-mineral and decrepitation of fluid inclusions.
The study of the separate surface agglomerates occurring during lithiation/delithiation can help us better understand the cracking and decrepitation mechanism of silicon anode material [113, 122, 123].
Next, a bulk composite consisting of MgH2 and 20 wt.% Al was produced in order to evaluate the resistance to decrepitation. Tanniru et al.
Ak, "Enrichment of low grade (Espey -3 mm.) colemanite stocks in Emet Region using decrepitation and microwave methods," in Proceedings of the International Mineral Processing Symposium (IMPS '12), Bodrum, Turkey, October 2012.