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Does a change in temperature have any effect on the breaking strain of a steel wire?



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The short answer is: Yes, metals become more brittle as the temperature is lowered. Just how brittle depends on many factors, some of which are: the composition of the steel, impurities in the metal, defects in the metal's lattice, the thermal history of the metal.... the list is long.

Vince Calder



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