Accession Number : ADD006246

Title :   Method for Diminishing the Strength and Ductility of Steel Utilizing A Lithium-Indium-Amalgam Containing a Small Amount of Vanadium Pentoxide.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Walker,Clarence H , Jr ; Corrie,John D

Report Date : 12 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : New reactants for catastrophically embrittling steel having a hardness of Rockwell C40 or greater comprising an amalgam of 98 to 99 weight percent mercury, the balance being lithium and indium; and an aqueous solution of vanadium pentoxide, and methods for applying said reactants to the steel. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Steel, Lithium alloys, Indium alloys, Vanadium compounds, Oxides, Strength(Mechanics), Ductility, Reduction, Embrittlement

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE