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Determination of Hydrogen in Materials Nuclear Physics Methods

  • Editors
  • Pulat K. Khabibullaev
  • Boris G. Skorodumov

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 117)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. L. G. Earwaker, G. H. Sicking
    Pages 1-6
  3. P. K. Khabibullaev, B. G. Skorodumov
    Pages 7-85
  4. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Measuring the hydrogen content in materials is important both for research and for various applications in material and surface sciences, such as hydrogen embrittlement of steel, controlled thermonuclear reaction first wall studies, and changed material properties caused by dissolved hydrogen. Hydrogen is the most difficult atomic species to analyze by traditional methods, but nuclear physics methods are particularly suited for this purpose. President of the Uzbek SSR Academy of Sciences P.K. Khabibullaev and Professor B.G. Skorodumov discuss in this book the characteristics of these methods, such as lower detection limits, selectivity in respect to different isotopes, accuracy, depth resolution and maximum detection depth. Examples of applications that are dealt with include the determination of material humidity, the dating of objects, the study of hydrogen diffusion including non-stationary processes, and the investigation of changes in material properties like superconductivity, plasticity and electrical properties due to contamination by hydrogen.

Keywords

diffusion hydrogen nuclear physics nuclear reaction superconductivity surface science

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0044539
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50675-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46067-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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