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[em-brit-l-muh nt] /ɛmˈbrɪt l mənt/
the act or process of becoming brittle, as steel from exposure to certain environments or heat treatment or because of the presence of impurities.
Origin of embrittlement
1915-20; embrittle + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In general embrittlement increased at higher yield strengths in both microstructures.
  • The role of martensite on hydrogen embrittlement in austenitic stainless steels has not been firmly established.
  • No hydrogen embrittlement occurred as a result of coating application for any of the selected coatings.
  • Mechanical properties of a specific cast stainless steel are estimated from the extent and kinetics of thermal embrittlement.
  • The manifold upgrade is being proposed to replace manifolds in the field that are suspected of containing zinc embrittlement.
  • Existing steel pipelines are subject to hydrogen embrittlement which poses numerous technical and economic issues.

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