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Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-182-5
Publication date:
2003
Book Chapter

Liquid Metal Induced Embrittlement

By
David G. Kolman
David G. Kolman
Revising author
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Published:
2003
Page range:
381 - 392
Publication history
December 01, 2003

Abstract

Liquid metal induced embrittlement (LMIE) is the reduction of the fracture resistance of a solid material during exposure to a liquid metal. This article discusses the mechanisms and occurrence condition of LMIE and describes the effects of metallurgical factors, such as grain size, temperature and strain rate, stress, inert carriers, and fatigue, on LMIE. It provides a detailed discussion on LMIE in ferrous and nonferrous metals and their alloys. In addition, the article highlights the ways of preventing embrittlement in metals and alloys.

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David G. Kolman, 2003. "Liquid Metal Induced Embrittlement", Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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