Diffusion and release of hydrogen from metals under the effect of ionizing radiation

Yu I. Tyurin, N. N. Nikitenkov, I. T. Sigfusson, A. Hashhash, Van Yaomin, A. S. Dolgov, L. I. Semkina

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The phenomenological model of non-equilibrium diffusion and release of hydrogen from metals under the effect of electron beam in the sub-threshold region is considered. It is shown that the radiation stimulates the release and diffusion of hydrogen at a rate, significantly exceeds the rate of thermal equilibrium processes in the metals. This can occur in the presence of long-lived, in a time scale of single phonon and electron relaxation, vibrationally excited H-bonds. The proposed model confirms the experimental results previously obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016



  • Condensed matter
  • Hydrogen
  • Metals
  • Non-equilibrium release
  • Plasma
  • Radiation-induced transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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