Hydrogen Embrittlement of Metals

@article{Rogers1968HydrogenEO,
  title={Hydrogen Embrittlement of Metals},
  author={Harry C. Rogers},
  journal={Science},
  year={1968},
  volume={159},
  pages={1057 - 1064}
}
Hydrogen interacts with many metals to reduce their ductility (2) and frequently their strength also. It enters metals in the atomic form, diffusing very rapidly even at normal temperatures. During melting and fabrication, as well as during use, there are various ways in which metals come in contact with hydrogen and absorb it. The absorbed hydrogen may react irreversibly with oxides or carbides in some metals to produce a permanently degraded structure. It may also recombine at internal… Expand
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