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Corrosion: Materials

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-183-2
Publication date:
2005
Book Chapter

Corrosion of Hafnium and Hafnium Alloys

By
D.R. Holmes
D.R. Holmes
ATI Wah Chang, Allegheny Technologies
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Published:
2005
Page range:
354 - 359
Publication history
April 11, 2006

Abstract

This article describes the processes involved in the production of hafnium and its alloys. It discusses the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of hafnium. The aqueous corrosion testing of hafnium and its alloys is detailed. The article reviews the corrosion resistance of hafnium in specific media, namely, water, steam, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, alkalis, organics, molten metals, and gases. Forms of corrosion, namely, galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, and pitting corrosion are included. The article explains the corrosion of hafnium alloys such as hafnium-zirconium alloys and hafnium-tantalum alloys. It also deals with the applications of hafnium and its alloys in the nuclear and chemical industries.

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D.R. Holmes, 2005. "Corrosion of Hafnium and Hafnium Alloys", Corrosion: Materials, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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