An investigation of cracks formation dynamics in hydrogen charged stainless steel and titanium

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The surface condition of titanium and stainless steel during electrolytical charge in LiOH + H2O solution were studied by optical and scanning electron microscopy. It is shown that hydrogen charge process is accompanied by formation of damaged structure including cracks on the surface and in the body of the material. Damage formation initiates an intense acoustic emission (AE) occurring, yield rate of which increases nonlinearly with current density increase. AE occurring mechanism during electrolysis are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalFizika i Khimiya Obrabotki Materialov
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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  • Materials Science(all)

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