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 and speed up ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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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 of nuclear science ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Materials Science
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