The plutonium/hydrogen reaction: The pressure dependence of reaction initiation time

@inproceedings{Mcgillivray2009ThePR,
  title={The plutonium/hydrogen reaction: The pressure dependence of reaction initiation time},
  author={G. W. Mcgillivray and John P. Knowles and Ian M. Findlay and Marina J. Dawes},
  year={2009}
}
The hydrogen pressure dependence of the initiation time (It) of the plutonium hydriding reaction has been determined over a hydrogen pressure range of 10–1000 mbar for plutonium covered in a dioxide over-layer. The data show that hydriding initiation time is inversely proportional to hydrogen pressure. This observation is consistent with a model of hydriding attack in which the dioxide over-layer acts as a diffusion barrier, controlling the flow of hydrogen to the oxide/metal interface. The low… CONTINUE READING

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