Concentration-dependent diffusion of hydrogen in vitreous silica
2006 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 100, no 10, 104902-1-104902-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report diffusion experiments where hydrogen permeates through a 1 mm wall of vitreous silica at 550 °C with applied gas pressures of 70, 460, 840, and 1200 mbars. For each pressure, and at steady state, the flux and the amount of hydrogen in the material are measured. Within the experimental accuracy we find that the flux is proportional to the pressure and that the hydrogen amount increases with a falling gradient with respect to pressure. The result is a relationship between flux and mean concentration. A careful evaluation of the flux versus concentration relationship by means of the steady-state diffusion equation shows that the hydrogen diffusivity in the silica wall is concentration dependent and increases linearly with local concentration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 100, no 10, 104902-1-104902-5 p.
Diffusion; Fluxes; Hydrogen; Pressure effects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7048DOI: 10.1063/1.2386944ISI: 000242408000105ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33845192904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7048DiVA: diva2:11940
QC 201007052007-05-082007-05-082012-03-21Bibliographically approved