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When It Gets Hot -- Materials Get Moving

September 08, 2008

Author: Pat Anderson, Boise State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Suppose you hung a ten pound barbell with a thin piece of nylon rope in your living room, and measured it every week for a year. You would notice that the rope stretches a little further every week. That is creep.

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