It is well known that some metals suffer damage caused by the evolution of hydrogen in certain conditions in nuclear applications. Of particular current interest is the use of alloys for use in containers for the long-term storage of high level nuclear waste. Calculations for the rates of corrosion of metals where hydrogen evolution is possible rely upon measurements of the reaction kinetics, but it is difficult to obtain reliable and accurate values for the kinetic constants. Standard electrochemical tests can be used, but the analysis of the results is complex because of the need to deconvolute the curves. This paper presents a computer model for the analysis of the data that is checked by its use on experimental data from a number of nuclear materials.
Modelling the Kinetics of Hydrogen Evolution on Metals for Nuclear Applications
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Trethewey, KR. "Modelling the Kinetics of Hydrogen Evolution on Metals for Nuclear Applications." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 Pressure Vessels and Piping/ICPVT-11 Conference. Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication. Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 23–27, 2006. pp. 549-553. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2006-ICPVT-11-93324
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