Behavior of Hydrogen in Electrolytically Charged Aluminum
Investigation on the behavior of hydrogen is needed to spread the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Hydrogen microprint technique (HMPT) has been known as an effective method to investigate the hydrogen behavior by visualizing the microscopic location of hydrogen in relation to the microstructure. In the present study, the behavior of electrolitically charged hydrogen in 6061 and 7075 aluminum alloys with T6-temper has been investigated by means of HMPT. Both in the two alloys, hydrogen was detected on constituent particles and in the matrix. Total amount of detected hydrogen was markedly larger in 7075 than in 6061, although the distribution in depth direction far narrower and the fraction of hydrogen detected in the matrix with respect to that on the constituent was larger. These fact was presumed to be caused by the difference in the fine precipitates between the two alloy formed during final aging treatment.
T. Chandra, M. Ionescu and D. Mantovani
T. Tsutsumi et al., "Behavior of Hydrogen in Electrolytically Charged Aluminum", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 409, pp. 84-87, 2012