Why copper may be able to corrode in pure water
2015 (English)In: Corrosion Science, ISSN 0010-938X, E-ISSN 1879-0496, Vol. 93, 327-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In exposure of copper to water molecules there will be relatively strong bonds (reversible traps) between copper and hydrogen. One copper-hydrogen bond corresponds to the thermal energy of a temperature of approximately 250 degrees C and this explains an unusual temperature influence on hydrogen uptake in the metal and in corrosion of copper in pure water-vapour without O-2. This unusual temperature influence is exemplified in exposure of copper at 180 degrees C and 500 degrees C where Cu corrodes more at 180 degrees C than at 500 degrees C.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 93, 327-329 p.
Copper, Hydrogen absorption, Oxidation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163950DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.01.002ISI: 000350707100035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84925345885OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-163950DiVA: diva2:808018
FunderSwedish Radiation Safety Authority
QC 201504272015-04-272015-04-132015-04-27Bibliographically approved