News tagged with zirconium

Keeping hydrogen from cracking metals

Metal alloys such as steel and zirconium that are used in pipes for nuclear reactors and oil fields naturally acquire a protective oxide or sulfide layer. But hydrogen penetration can lead to their breakdown ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 1

Surface properties command attention

Whether working on preventing corrosion for undersea oil fields and nuclear power plants, or for producing electricity from fuel cells or oxygen from electrolyzers for travel to Mars, associate professor ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 0

A new catalyst for ethanol made from biomass

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Nanomaterials
shares0 comments 0