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What does HY stand for?

HY stands for High Yield Strength (steel)

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The atoms of these elements are of different sizes, so they don't readily form crystals, even when cooled slowly One aspect of this alloy is its very high yield strength, which approaches the theoretical limit and far exceeds the strength currently available in crystalline metals and alloys.