Role of hydrogen in the absorption of ionizing radiation energy by a metal-hydrogen system

I. P. Chernov, Yury Mikhaylovich Koroteev, O. V. Gimranova, Yu I. Tyurin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)


Ab initio calculations of the electronic structure of pure Pd, pure Ti, and PdHx and TiHx (x = 1, 2, 3) systems are performed within the local density approximation. It is found that the electronic subsystem of metals containing dissolved hydrogen increases their capacity to absorb the energy of electromagnetic radiation and accumulate it for a longer time than pure metals. These two factors promote the nonequilibrium migration of hydrogen atoms and their release from metals upon exposure to ionizing radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Cite this