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Title: Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for preparing highly hydrogen-reactive surfaces on metals which normally require substantial heating, high pressures, or an extended induction period. The method involves pretreatment of surfaces with either a nonoxidizing acid or hydrogen gas to form a hydrogen-bearing coating. The coated metal is heated in the absence of moisture and oxygen for a period sufficient to decompose the coating, and then cooled to room temperature. Surfaces so treated will react almost instantaneously with hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure. The method is particularly applicable to uranium, thorium, and lanthanide metals. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Monsanto Research Corp., Miamisburg, OH (USA). Mound
OSTI Identifier:
5979689
Patent Number(s):
4,764,228
Application Number:
06/935,981, ON: DE88000845
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-13-003733; EDB-87-178693
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00053
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; HYDRIDES; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; RARE EARTHS; HYDRIDATION; SURFACE TREATMENTS; SURFACES; CHEMICAL ACTIVATION; THORIUM; URANIUM; HYDROGEN; METALS; REACTION INTERMEDIATES; REACTION KINETICS; SURFACE COATING; ACTINIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DEPOSITION; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; KINETICS; NONMETALS; SYNTHESIS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Silver, G L. Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Silver, G L. Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces. United States.
Silver, G L. Fri . "Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5979689.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed is a method for preparing highly hydrogen-reactive surfaces on metals which normally require substantial heating, high pressures, or an extended induction period. The method involves pretreatment of surfaces with either a nonoxidizing acid or hydrogen gas to form a hydrogen-bearing coating. The coated metal is heated in the absence of moisture and oxygen for a period sufficient to decompose the coating, and then cooled to room temperature. Surfaces so treated will react almost instantaneously with hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure. The method is particularly applicable to uranium, thorium, and lanthanide metals. 3 figs.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {11}
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