A CHANGE in the hardness value of a steel due to the presence of diffusible hydrogen has been detected and found to be in agreement with that predicted from the change in the work-hardening characteristics of the particular steel. This change in hardness has not previously been observed1–3.
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VAUGHAN, H., DE MORTON, M. Change of Hardness in Steel due to Hydrogen. Nature 177, 1225 (1956). https://doi.org/10.1038/1771225a0
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