Hydrogen Diffusivity and Solubility in Pd Alloys Containing Nanometric Oxides
. The Pd0.97Zr0.03, Pd0.97Ce0.03 and Pd0.97Ce0.015 Zr0.015 alloys were produced and studied in the present paper with respect to the hydrogen diffusivity and solubility. These alloys in the conditions as melted and cold worked, heat treated and also internally oxidized were submitted to hydrogen permeation tests. It was observed that the hydrogen diffusivity is strongly affected by the internal oxidation due to nano-oxides formation in the samples. On the other hand, the hydrogen solubility increases with introduction of defects as dislocations and vacancies introduced by cold working as well as the precipitates due to the internal oxidation. The nature, size and distribution of the precipitates and their influence on the hydrogen permeation parameters are discussed in this work.
Irina V. Belova, Graeme E. Murch and Andreas Öchsner
V. M. Azambuja et al., "Hydrogen Diffusivity and Solubility in Pd Alloys Containing Nanometric Oxides", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 7, pp. 81-86, 2009