The Behavior of Reactive Ceramics in Atmospheric Environments

  • Andre Accary
Conference paper
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 5)


Using UC as an example, the reaction of highly reactive carbides was studied in different environments containing water. The aim was to elucidate the atmosphere corrosion mechanism which was found to be that of stress corrosion. Previous data were reinterpreted according to this mechanism.


Corrosion Rate Corrosion Product Stress Corrosion Humid Environment 2H20 Atmosphere 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Accary
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  1. 1.Centre D’Etudes Nucleaires de SaclayFrance

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