Corrosion Behavior of Depleted Uranium-Titanium and Uranium-Molybdenum Alloys.
ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS
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-TR-73-11DA-1-T-062105-A-349Corrosion, Uranium, Uranium alloys, Molybdenum alloys, Titanium alloys, Passivity, Sulfuric acid, Sodium hydroxide, Chromates, Chlorides, Sulfates, Nitrates, Ammunition, Penetration, PolarizationUranium alloy 45 Mo, Uranium alloy 3-34 Mo, Uranium alloy 1-34 Ti, Uranium alloy 3-25 TiThe corrosion behavior of U-1.8Mo, U-3.75Mo, U-1.76Ti, U-3.41Ti, and unalloyed uranium has been studied by means of electrochemical measurements. Active-passive behavior was exhibited in sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, ammonium hydroxide, sodium sulfate, sodium nitrate, sodium chromate, and ammonium chromate solutions. Chloride additions as small as 0.005M destroyed passivity and caused pitting. Chromates, sulfates, and nitrates behaved as inhibitors in solutions containing low concentrations of chlorides. The uranium-molybdenum alloys were more resistant to corrosion in chloride solutions than the uranium-titanium alloys. Author
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