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Straighten Up a Line of Atoms
May 01, 2007
Author: Sarah Miller, Washington State University Materials Advantage Chapter
Publication history: Accepted from the Spring 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)
Annealing a metal involves heating the metal up. The metal must be hot enough for the atoms to have room to realign within the crystal lattice, but not hot enough to actually melt the metal.
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