Corrosion product identification and relative rates of corrosion of candidate metals in an irradiated air-steam environment [electronic resource].
- Las Vegas, Nev. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, 1989.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Previously reported work by others indicates that dicopper trihydroxide nitrate, Cu₂NO₃(OH)₃, forms on copper and copper alloys subjected to irradiated moist air near room temperature. We have performed experiments over a range of temperature and humidity, and have found that this species is formed at temperatures up to at least 150°C if low to intermediate relative humidities are present. At 150°C and 100% relative humidity, only Cu₂O and CuO were observed. The relative general corrosion rates of the copper materials tested in 1-month experiments at dose rates of 0.7 and 2.0 kGy/h were Cu > 70/30 Cu--Ni > Al-bronze. High-nickel alloy 825 showed no observable corrosion. 29 refs., 4 tabs.
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Scientific basis for nuclear waste management, Boston, MA (USA), 27-30 Nov 1989.
Reed, D.T.; Van Konynenburg, R.A.; Tani, B.S.; Swayambunathan, V.
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