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Embrittlement that occurs below the melting point of the embrittling species is known as solid metal induced embrittlement (SMIE) of metals. This article provides a discussion on the characteristics and investigations of SMIE, liquid metal induced embrittlement, and delayed failure. It also describes the mechanism of SMIE.

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David G. Kolman, Solid Metal Induced Embrittlement, Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Vol 13A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2003, p 393–397,

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