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The ductile-brittle transition observed in many solids due to either a decrease in temperature or an increase in the loading velocity can be supplemented with a reversible brittle-ductile transition under loading at a hypervelocity exceeding the velocity of propagation of fracture cracks. This phenomenon occurs in the course of high-velocity penetration of solids into organic and inorganic glasses, as well as into ceramic materials.

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Translated from Fizika Tverdogo Tela, Vol. 47, No. 5, 2005, pp. 812–815.

Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Kozhushko, Sinani.

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Kozhushko, A.A., Sinani, A.B. Loading velocity and brittleness of solids. Phys. Solid State 47, 836–839 (2005).

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