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  • Cryogen – A substance for obtaining low temperatures.  A refrigerant – in our case, LN2 or liquid nitrogen.
  • Cryo – From the Greek word ‘Kryos’, meaning cold, freezing.
  • Cryogenic – Of, or relating to the production of very low temperatures.
  • Cryogenics – A branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
  • Cryonics – The practice of freezing humans who are not curable by current medical technology, in the hope that ways may be found to bring them back to life at some future time when ways of repairing the damage caused by the freezing process have been developed, as well as cures for the diseases or other causes of death which necessitated their cryonics suspension.
  • Tempering – In heat treatment; to reheat hardened steel or hardened cast iron to some temperature below the eutectoid temperature for the purpose of decreasing hardness.
  • Martensite – Iron-carbon material; the hard, solid solution of iron and carbon used in making hardened steel.
  • Inhomogeneities – The plural meaning of Lack of homogeneity; something that is not homogeneous or uniform.
  • Tensile strength – Of a material, is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can be subjected to before it breaks.
  • Molecular – Made up of simpler parts; relating to or organized from simpler parts.
  • Micron – One millionth of meter; a unit of linear measurement equivalent to one-millionth of a meter.

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