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Steel exposed to seawater or salt spray will corrode more rapidly than steel in fresh water.
When less than 13 percent of the atoms in the steel is chromium, the material corrodes as readily as regular iron, says Mary P.
"Relative to their sensitivity, a tremendous amount of magnetic flux is generated when a small amount of metal corrodes," he said.
It's this acid--not the sugar--that corrodes your teeth.
What one should look for in his work is the simultaneous narrative: the eye that disciplines the inherent shape of time corroding things, just as it corrodes the memory of fathers who do not speak, the memory of ourselves, faces on the screen, sculptures disappearing right before our eyes.