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Title: Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces

Abstract

A method for preparing reactive metal surfaces, particularly uranium surfaces is disclosed, whereby the metal is immediately reactive to hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure. The metal surfaces are first pretreated by exposure to an acid which forms an adherent hydride-bearing composition on the metal surface. Subsequent heating of the pretreated metal at a temperature sufficient to decompose the hydride coating in vacuum or inert gas renders the metal surface instantaneously reactive to hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6011794
Application Number:
ON: TI85006443
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-039483
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00053
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; URANIUM; HYDRIDATION; SURFACE TREATMENTS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; HYDROGEN; SURFACE PROPERTIES; ACTINIDES; ELEMENTS; METALS; NONMETALS; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Silver, G.L. Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces. United States: N. p., 1984. 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.
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title = {Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces},
author = {Silver, G.L.},
abstractNote = {A method for preparing reactive metal surfaces, particularly uranium surfaces is disclosed, whereby the metal is immediately reactive to hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure. The metal surfaces are first pretreated by exposure to an acid which forms an adherent hydride-bearing composition on the metal surface. Subsequent heating of the pretreated metal at a temperature sufficient to decompose the hydride coating in vacuum or inert gas renders the metal surface instantaneously reactive to hydrogen gas at room temperature and low pressure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
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