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Old June 6 2011, 05:22 PM   #13
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Re: "Polarize the Hull Plating!"

KJbushway wrote: View Post
sojourner wrote: View Post
^You uh, need to re-read the article.

I may have said it messed up but

thus hard and brittle matter, for example, can become soft and malleable.
From the abstract:
... By polarizing the internal interface via an applied electric potential, we accomplish fast and repeatable tuning of yield strength, flow stress, and ductility. The concept allows the user to select, for instance, a soft and ductile state for processing and a high-strength state for service as a structural material.
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