Hydrogen accumulation and distribution during the saturation of a VT1-0 titanium alloy by an electrolytic method and from a gas atmosphere

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The accumulation, distribution, and thermally stimulated release of hydrogen in a VT1-0 titanium alloy during electrolytic saturation and gas-phase saturation are studied. After electrolytic saturation, a 0.4-μm-thick surface layer consisting of δ hydrides with a binding energy of 108 kJ/mol forms in the alloy. The hydride dissociation after electrolytic saturation in heating occurs in the temperature range 320–370°C. After saturation from a gas atmosphere, δ hydrides with a binding energy of 102 kJ/mol form throughout the alloy volume. The dissociation of the hydrides formed during gas-phase saturation in heating occurs in the temperature range 520–530°C. A further increase in the temperature is accompanied by the transformation of titanium from the α into the β modification. At 690–720°C, the phase transformation is completed, and another hydrogen desorption peak appears in a thermally stimulated hydrogen desorption spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1378-1382
Number of pages5
JournalTechnical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014


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