skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Hydrogen-isotope permeation barrier

Abstract

A composite including a plurality of metal layers has a Cu-Al-Fe bronze layer and at least one outer layer of a heat and corrosion resistant metal alloy. The bronze layer is ordinarily intermediate two outer layers of metal such as austenitic stainless steel, nickel alloys or alloys of the refractory metals. The composite provides a barrier to hydrogen isotopes, particularly tritium that can reduce permeation by at least about 30 fold and possibly more below permeation through equal thicknesses of the outer layer material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Naperville, IL
  2. Joliet, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862867
Patent Number(s):
4031921
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydrogen-isotope; permeation; barrier; composite; including; plurality; metal; layers; cu-al-fe; bronze; layer; outer; heat; corrosion; resistant; alloy; ordinarily; intermediate; austenitic; stainless; steel; nickel; alloys; refractory; metals; provides; hydrogen; isotopes; particularly; tritium; reduce; 30; fold; possibly; below; equal; thicknesses; material; outer layers; nickel alloys; hydrogen isotope; metal layers; outer layer; corrosion resistant; refractory metal; metal layer; stainless steel; metal alloy; austenitic stainless; hydrogen isotopes; nickel alloy; refractory metals; permeation barrier; layer material; composite including; particularly tritium; resistant metal; bronze layer; /138/376/428/976/

Citation Formats

Maroni, Victor A, and Van Deventer, Erven H. Hydrogen-isotope permeation barrier. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Maroni, Victor A, & Van Deventer, Erven H. Hydrogen-isotope permeation barrier. United States.
Maroni, Victor A, and Van Deventer, Erven H. Sat . "Hydrogen-isotope permeation barrier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862867.
@article{osti_862867,
title = {Hydrogen-isotope permeation barrier},
author = {Maroni, Victor A and Van Deventer, Erven H},
abstractNote = {A composite including a plurality of metal layers has a Cu-Al-Fe bronze layer and at least one outer layer of a heat and corrosion resistant metal alloy. The bronze layer is ordinarily intermediate two outer layers of metal such as austenitic stainless steel, nickel alloys or alloys of the refractory metals. The composite provides a barrier to hydrogen isotopes, particularly tritium that can reduce permeation by at least about 30 fold and possibly more below permeation through equal thicknesses of the outer layer material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: