Tritium aging effects in palladium on kieselguhr

Kirk L. Shanahan, J. S. Holder, J. R. Wermer

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Fifty wt% Pd on kieselguhr (Pd/k) is used in hydrogen isotope separation processes at the Savannah River Site. Long-term aging studies on this material were undertaken in June 1992. P-c-T data showing the aging effect of tritium loading for long periods will be presented and discussed covering from June 1992 to March 1998. Lowering of plateau pressures and increasing indications of inhomogeneities have been observed in both tritium and deuterium absorption isotherms at 0 °C, and desorption isotherms at 80 and 120 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
StatePublished - Dec 20 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems - Fundamentals and Applications (MH98) - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Oct 4 1998Oct 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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