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  • Third, methanol can dissolve certain plastics and embrittle a some metals. Patrick Takahashi: Ethanol Vs. Methanol
  • Nickel and nickel alloys are susceptible to embrittlement by lead, sulfur, phosphorus, and other low-melting-point elements.
  • For most plastics, heat absorption was the key to rapid embrittlement, and the cooler ocean environment acted as a heat sink, slowing the process. Laurie David: Captain Moore on the Dangers of Styrofoam
  • Temper embrittlement is quite common in slowly heavy solutions of steels tempered in the range from 400 to 560°C.
  • Alloying elements may have different effects on steel after tempering at the steel proneness to temper embrittlement.
  • As little as 0.005% S can cause liquid embrittlement at unalloyed nickel grain boundaries in the range between 640 and 740°C.
  • As reactor owners petition to extend operating licenses for decades to come, the rickety, embrittled old plants become increasingly dangerous. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Under intense multi-decade stress from heat and radiation, all suffer dangerously from embrittlement of critical metals and degradation of structural concrete. Harvey Wasserman: America's Eggshell Nukes
  • Yet this lightest of the chemical elements can embrittle the metals used in vehicle engineering. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Nervous laughter has long embrittled to badmouth whispering. Gravity's Rainbow
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