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tr. & intr.v. em·brit·tled, em·brit·tling, em·brit·tles
To make or become brittle.

em·brit′tle·ment n.


the act of making or becoming brittle
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Enabled by the new scale-bridging capabilities, Two representative, Open challenges will be investigated: Recrystallization in magnesium during thermo-mechanical processing and corrosion in steel by hydrogen embrittlement.
That allows all grades of reinforcement, normal- to high-strength, to be galvanized with no risk of embrittlement.
Also, the phosphorus additives are acidic and can corrode connectors; and they are susceptible to accelerated aging that can cause embrittlement.
McFarlane Aviation's Dave McFarlane told us that his company developed its own FAA-approved U-joints a few years ago after quality problems (hydrogen embrittlement and play) with U-joints sourced from two different aerospace manufacturers.
In short, inhibitors reduce attacks and impede embrittlement caused by the absorption of hydrogen.
In addition the effect of steam on FKM O-rings generated product embrittlement and volume swell, causing surface cracking, reducing tensile strength and leading to premature loss of sealing force and eventual process leakages.
To protect pipelines from embrittlement and personnel from the lethal effects of H₂S in the natural gas industry, accurate measurements of H₂S are imperative.
In addition, high manganese steels exhibit a lower susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement [11] than ferritic and martensitic steels [12,13].
Research papers included cover such topics molecular modeling of structure and reactivity at the metal/environment interface, processes at metal-solution interfaces: modeling and simulation, adsorption of organic inhibitor molecules on metal and oxidized surfaces studied by atomistic theoretical methods, and multiscale modeling of hydrogen embrittlement.
Resistance to heat aging is necessary in under-the-hood applications, because they are exposed to temperatures above 160[degrees]C for hours, resulting in oxidative embrittlement.
In particular, the percentage of copper, phosphorus and nickel are considered important parameters for the irradiation embrittlement [7]; in addition, vanadium affects negatively the mechanical properties of irradiated materials [8, 9].
Exposing material to liquid nitrogen is said to help prevent melting or decomposition, or achieve embrittlement, resulting in a higher yield of particles in the desired target range, more uniform particle size distribution, higher production rates, improved product quality and enhanced process safety due to the nitrogen inertness.