Scoping corrosion tests on candidate waste package basket materials for the Yucca Mountain Project

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A scoping corrosion test was performed on candidate waste package basket materials. The corrosion medium was a pH-buffered solution of chemical species expected to be produced by radiolysis. The test was conducted at 90{degrees}C for 96 hours. Samples included aluminum-, copper-, stainless steel-, and zirconium-based metallic materials and several ceramics, incorporating neutron-absorbing elements. Sample weight losses and solution chemical changes were measured. Both corrosion of the host materials and dissolution of the neutron- absorbing elements were studied. The ceramics and the zirconium-based materials underwent only minor corrosion. the stainless steel-based materials performed well except for a welded sample. The aluminum- ... continued below

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Van Konynenburg, R.A.; Curits, P.C. & Summers, T.S.E. March 1, 1998.

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A scoping corrosion test was performed on candidate waste package basket materials. The corrosion medium was a pH-buffered solution of chemical species expected to be produced by radiolysis. The test was conducted at 90{degrees}C for 96 hours. Samples included aluminum-, copper-, stainless steel-, and zirconium-based metallic materials and several ceramics, incorporating neutron-absorbing elements. Sample weight losses and solution chemical changes were measured. Both corrosion of the host materials and dissolution of the neutron- absorbing elements were studied. The ceramics and the zirconium-based materials underwent only minor corrosion. the stainless steel-based materials performed well except for a welded sample. The aluminum- and copper-based materials exhibited the highest corrosion rates. Boron dissolution depends on it chemical form. Boron oxide and many metal borides dissolve readily in acidic solutions while high- chromium borides and boron carbide, though thermodynamically unstable, exhibit little dissolution in short times. the results of solution chemical analyses were consistent with this. Gadolinium did not dissolve significantly from monazite, and hafnium showed little dissolution from a variety of host materials, in keeping with its low solubility.

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  • Other: DE98057698
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--130386
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/641112 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 641112
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695321

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Van Konynenburg, R.A.; Curits, P.C. & Summers, T.S.E. Scoping corrosion tests on candidate waste package basket materials for the Yucca Mountain Project, report, March 1, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695321/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.