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Title: Corrosion-resistant uranium

Abstract

The present invention is directed to the protecting of uranium and uranium alloy articles from corrosion by providing the surfaces of the articles with a layer of an ion-plated metal selected from aluminum and zinc to a thickness of at least 60 microinches and then converting at least the outer surface of the ion-plated layer of aluminum or zinc to aluminum chromate or zinc chromate. This conversion of the aluminum or zinc to the chromate form considerably enhances the corrosion resistance of the ion plating so as to effectively protect the coated article from corrosion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. (Kingston, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
  3. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864563
Patent Number(s):
4385943
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
corrosion-resistant; uranium; directed; protecting; alloy; articles; corrosion; providing; surfaces; layer; ion-plated; metal; selected; aluminum; zinc; thickness; 60; microinches; converting; outer; surface; chromate; conversion; form; considerably; enhances; resistance; plating; effectively; protect; coated; article; corrosion resistance; uranium alloy; outer surface; metal selected; alloy articles; coated article; alloy article; /428/376/

Citation Formats

Hovis, Jr., Victor M., Pullen, William C., Kollie, Thomas G., and Bell, Richard T. Corrosion-resistant uranium. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Hovis, Jr., Victor M., Pullen, William C., Kollie, Thomas G., & Bell, Richard T. Corrosion-resistant uranium. United States.
Hovis, Jr., Victor M., Pullen, William C., Kollie, Thomas G., and Bell, Richard T. Sat . "Corrosion-resistant uranium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864563.
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title = {Corrosion-resistant uranium},
author = {Hovis, Jr., Victor M. and Pullen, William C. and Kollie, Thomas G. and Bell, Richard T.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to the protecting of uranium and uranium alloy articles from corrosion by providing the surfaces of the articles with a layer of an ion-plated metal selected from aluminum and zinc to a thickness of at least 60 microinches and then converting at least the outer surface of the ion-plated layer of aluminum or zinc to aluminum chromate or zinc chromate. This conversion of the aluminum or zinc to the chromate form considerably enhances the corrosion resistance of the ion plating so as to effectively protect the coated article from corrosion.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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