The goal of this project is to understand the basic science of corrosion in the steel/LBE system.
We are taking more data, typically using the newly installed X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometry (XPS) apparatus, and analyzing our existing data. Undergraduate students Denise Parsons and Julia Manzerova have helped a great deal in the analysis of the data. We can obtain the elemental composition as a function of position within the sample. This gives clues to the migration of materials, the composition of the protective oxide layer, and the basic science of the corrosion process. We found dramatic differences between the exposed and unexposed samples.
Corrosion and anti-corrosives; Eutectic alloys; Lead-bismuth alloys; Lead-bismuth eutectic; Particle accelerators — Design and construction; Steel — Corrosion
Materials Chemistry | Metallurgy | Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering
Corrosion of Steel by Lead Bismuth Eutectic: Quarterly Report for May-June-July 2002.
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