The effect of sample preparation on uranium hydriding

A. Banos*, C. A. Stitt, T. B. Scott

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The influence of sample cleaning preparation on the early stages of uranium hydriding has been examined, by using four identical samples but concurrently prepared using four different methods. The samples were reacted together in the same corrosion cell to ensure identical exposure conditions. From the analysis, it was found that the hydride nucleation rate was proportional to the level of strain exhibiting higher number density for the more strained surfaces. Additionally, microstructure of the metal plays a secondary role regarding initial hydrogen attack on the highly strained surfaces yet starts to dominate the system while moving to more pristine samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalCorrosion Science
Early online date18 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • B. SEM
  • B. SIMS
  • C. effects of strain
  • C. hydrogen permeation
  • C. interfaces
  • C. pitting corrosion


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