Latest Embrittlement Stories

2011-09-23 00:15:38

Collaboration uses Lehigh's advanced electron microscopes to pinpoint phase transition Why does a solid metal that is engineered for ductility become brittle, often suddenly and with dramatic consequences, in the presence of certain liquid metal impurities? The phenomenon, known as liquid metal embrittlement, or LME, has baffled metallurgists for a century. Now, a team of ceramics researchers has shed light on LME by obtaining atomic-scale images of unprecedented resolution of the...

2011-03-09 14:07:00

NEWTON, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck Inc., Fabricated Products Group, a global supplier of refractory materials and fabricated products will exhibit at the upcoming NACE CORROSION 2011 in Houston, TX, March 14-17 featuring its Ultra 76 Tantalum alloy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090625/NE38551LOGO ) For years, tantalum and tantalum alloys have been extensively used in electronic, chemical processing, and biomedical industries. Process industries...

2010-08-17 17:21:15

Most likely, there is hardly a soul that cannot recall K.I.T.T. "“ the legendary talking supercar from the US television series »Knight Rider«. A hydrogen turbo motor fuels the fantasy vehicle and propels it on the chase for the bad guys at over 300 miles an hour. In the future, cars may be equipped with hydrogen propulsion not just in the movies, but in real life as well. In the transportation and energy sectors, hydrogen is viewed as an eventual...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

EUCLID, Ohio, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck Inc., Fabricated Products Group, a market leader in the supply of refractory metals and fabricated products is exhibiting its new Ultra 76 tantalum alloy with improved performance for Chemical Process Industries at the NACE CORROSION 2010 Exhibition in San Antonio, TX, March 15-18, 2010. Corrosion resistant tantalum alloys have been used in various process industries involving aggressive, acidic environments. To address the issue of...

2008-05-27 03:00:24

By DeWeese, S K Ningileri, S T; Das, S K; Green, J A S This paper examines the current status of stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) in the manufacturing and use of 5182 aluminum beverage can ends. Stress-corrosion cracking failures of the aluminum easy-open ends is an infrequent and undesirable failure encountered with filled beverage containers. Although SCC is responsible for a relatively small percentage of aluminum beverage can failures each year, it is still a concern to can...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.