Uranium for hydrogen storage applications : a materials science perspective.

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Under appropriate conditions, uranium will form a hydride phase when exposed to molecular hydrogen. This makes it quite valuable for a variety of applications within the nuclear industry, particularly as a storage medium for tritium. However, some aspects of the U+H system have been characterized much less extensively than other common metal hydrides (particularly Pd+H), likely due to radiological concerns associated with handling. To assess the present understanding, we review the existing literature database for the uranium hydride system in this report and identify gaps in the existing knowledge. Four major areas are emphasized: {sup 3}He release from uranium tritides, ... continued below

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Shugard, Andrew D.; Tewell, Craig R.; Cowgill, Donald F. & Kolasinski, Robert D. August 1, 2010.

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Under appropriate conditions, uranium will form a hydride phase when exposed to molecular hydrogen. This makes it quite valuable for a variety of applications within the nuclear industry, particularly as a storage medium for tritium. However, some aspects of the U+H system have been characterized much less extensively than other common metal hydrides (particularly Pd+H), likely due to radiological concerns associated with handling. To assess the present understanding, we review the existing literature database for the uranium hydride system in this report and identify gaps in the existing knowledge. Four major areas are emphasized: {sup 3}He release from uranium tritides, the effects of surface contamination on H uptake, the kinetics of the hydride phase formation, and the thermal desorption properties. Our review of these areas is then used to outline potential avenues of future research.

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  • Report No.: SAND2010-5195
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/993617 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 993617
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1012914

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Shugard, Andrew D.; Tewell, Craig R.; Cowgill, Donald F. & Kolasinski, Robert D. Uranium for hydrogen storage applications : a materials science perspective., report, August 1, 2010; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1012914/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.