Hydrogen induced plastic deformation of stainless steel

V.J. Gadgil, E.G. Keim, H.J.M. Geijselaers

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Hydrogen can influence the behaviour of materials significantly. The effects of hydrogen are specially pronounced in high fugacities of hydrogen which can occur at the surface of steels in contact with certain aqueous environments. In this investigation the effect of high fugacity hydrogen on the surface of stainless steel was investigated using electrochemical cathodic charging. Microhardness was measured on the cross section. Transmission electron microscopy was used to investigate the dislocation substructure just below the surface. Computer simulation using finite element method was carried out to estimate the extent and severity of the deformation. The significance of the results are discussed in relation to the loss of ductility due to hydrogen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen in Semiconductors and Metals
Subtitle of host publicationsymposium held april 13-17, 1998, San Francisco, California, USA
EditorsNorbert H. Nickel, Warren B. Jackson
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-55899-419-X
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 1998
EventHydrogen in Semiconductors and Metals 1998 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 199814 Apr 1998

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NameMaterials Research Society symposium proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society


ConferenceHydrogen in Semiconductors and Metals 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • METIS-130363

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