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    The effect of work-hardening and thermal annealing on the early stages of the uranium-hydrogen corrosion reaction

    Citation

    Banos, A, Jones, CP & Scott, TB, 2018, ‘The effect of work-hardening and thermal annealing on the early stages of the uranium-hydrogen corrosion reaction’. Corrosion Science, vol 131., pp. 147-155

    Abstract

    The characteristics of hydride formation on metallic U at the early stages were investigated for three differently treated samples. The first sample reacted in its as-received state, the second was thermally annealed and the third sample underwent cold work-hardening prior to reaction with deuterium. From the analysis, the vacuum heat-treated sample was found to be more resilient to hydriding at the nucleation and growth stage, exhibiting a reduced number of nucleation points when compared to the as-cast uranium. The work-hardened sample was observed to be more susceptible to H2 corrosion, displaying very dissimilar hydriding behaviour when compared to the other.

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