Accession Number : AD0892204

Title :   Environmental Sensitivity of Structural Metals: Liquid Metal Embrittlement.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical progress rept. 1 Jun-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Paul ; Breyer, Norman N. ; Dally, James W. ; Albright, Darryl L. ; Broutman, Lawrence J.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The phenomenon of liquid metal embrittlement is being investigated on levels from the atomic through bulk specimen and structural properties, and is being considered from both experimental and theoretical viewpoints. The research is aimed at elucidating the three important aspects of LME, namely, the mechanism by which embrittlement takes place at a crack, or potential crack, site, the mechanism by which the embrittling species is transported to this site, and various metallurgical, physical, and mechanical factors which have a significant influence on the severity of the embrittlement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EMBRITTLEMENT), (*LIQUID METALS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, CRACKS, METALS, REPORTS.

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE