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Title: Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces

Abstract

A method for preparing highly hydrogen-reactive surfaces on metals which normally require substantial heating, high pressures, or an extended induction period, which involves pretreatment of said surfaces with either a non-oxidizing acid or hydrogen gas to form a hydrogen-bearing coating on said surfaces, and subsequently heating said coated metal in the absence of moisture and oxygen for a period sufficient to decompose said coating and cooling said metal 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Centerville, OH)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866682
Patent Number(s):
4764228
Application Number:
06/935,981
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00053
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; preparing; hydride; configurations; reactive; metal; surfaces; highly; hydrogen-reactive; metals; normally; require; substantial; heating; pressures; extended; induction; period; involves; pretreatment; non-oxidizing; acid; hydrogen; gas; form; hydrogen-bearing; coating; subsequently; coated; absence; moisture; oxygen; sufficient; decompose; cooling; temperature; treated; react; instantaneously; pressure; particularly; applicable; uranium; thorium; lanthanide; period sufficient; active metal; metal surface; particularly applicable; metal surfaces; hydrogen gas; active surface; reactive metal; reactive surface; subsequently heating; lanthanide metals; preparing highly; oxidizing acid; coated metal; active surfaces; normally require; lanthanide metal; /134/148/420/423/427/

Citation Formats

Silver, Gary L. Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Silver, Gary L. Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces. United States.
Silver, Gary L. Tue . "Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866682.
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title = {Method for preparing hydride configurations and reactive metal surfaces},
author = {Silver, Gary L.},
abstractNote = {A method for preparing highly hydrogen-reactive surfaces on metals which normally require substantial heating, high pressures, or an extended induction period, which involves pretreatment of said surfaces with either a non-oxidizing acid or hydrogen gas to form a hydrogen-bearing coating on said surfaces, and subsequently heating said coated metal in the absence of moisture and oxygen for a period sufficient to decompose said coating and cooling said metal 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {8}
}

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