Corrosion and Hydrogen Permeation Studies in Metal Alloy Films

  • D. A. Stevenson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 286)


The deposition of metal alloy films usually leads to non-equilibrium structures that have significantly different properties from the bulk equilibrium phases of the same composition. We describe studies relating to the preparation, structure and some chemical properties of selected binary transition metal alloy films. The principal method of preparation is by planar magnetron sputter deposition. A number of experimental methods are used to characterize the composition and structure of the films, with particular focus on distinguishing amorphous from crystalline structures. The passive properties are established with electrochemical methods and the hydrogen behavior is established with an electrochemical double cell method. Significant differences between the amorphous and the crystallized structure are observed in the passive behavior, the hydrogen solubility, and the hydrogen diffusivity. These observations are correlated with the structure and microstructure of the alloy.


Hydrogen Concentration Amorphous Alloy Hydrogen Diffusivity Hydrogen Permeation Hydrogen Solubility 
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  • D. A. Stevenson
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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