publication . Article . 2018

A review of uranium corrosion by hydrogen and the formation of uranium hydride

A. Banos; N.J. Harker; T.B. Scott;
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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<p>Uranium hydride (UH<sub>3</sub>) is the direct product of the reaction between uranium metal and gaseous hydrogen. In the context of uranium storage, this corrosion reaction is considered deleterious, not just because the structure of the metal may become significantly degraded but also because the resulting hydride is pyrophoric and therefore potentially flammable in air if present in significant quantity. The current review draws from the literature surrounding the uranium-hydrogen system accrued over a 70-year period, providing a comprehensive assessment of what is known about hydride formation, decomposition and oxidation in the context of uranium storage...
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free text keywords: B. SEM, B. SIMS, C. Effects of strain, C. Hydrogen permeation, C. Interfaces, C. Pitting corrosion, Hydride nucleation, Oxidation behaviour, Surface reactions, Uranium hydride, General Materials Science, General Chemistry, General Chemical Engineering, Corrosion, Hydride, Decomposition, Flammable liquid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Materials science, Metallurgy, Uranium, chemistry.chemical_element, Inorganic chemistry, Pyrophoricity, Hydrogen
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publication . Article . 2018

A review of uranium corrosion by hydrogen and the formation of uranium hydride

A. Banos; N.J. Harker; T.B. Scott;