Metal Hydrides

Metal Hydrides

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editors: William M. Mueller, James P. Blackledge, George G. Libowitz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272931

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Metal Hydrides focuses on the theories of hydride formation as well as on experimental procedures involved in the formation of hydrides, the reactions that occur between hydrides and other media, and the physical and mechanical properties of the several classes of hydrides. The use of metal hydrides in the control of neutron energies is discussed, as are many other immediate or potential uses, e.g., in the production of high-purity hydrogen and in powder metallurgy. It is hoped that this book will serve as a valuable reference to students, research professors, and industrial researchers in metal hydrides and in allied fields. Selected chapters may serve specialists in other fields as an introduction to metal hydrides. The information contained herein will also be of lasting and practical value to the metallurgist, inorganic chemist, solid-state physicist, nuclear engineer, and others working with chemical or physical processes involving metal-hydrogen systems.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Nature and Technology of Hydrides

    1-1 Classification of the Hydrides

    1-2 Deutendes and Tritides

    1-3 Massive Hydrides

    1-4 Uses for Metal Hydrides

    1-5 Hydrogen Embrittlement in Metals


    Chapter 2. Hydrides in Nuclear Reactor Applications

    2-1 Neutron Physics

    2-2 Hydrides in Reactor Components

    2-3 Moderators

    2-4 Metal Hydrides as Moderator Materials

    2-5 Reflectors

    2-6 Metal Hydrides as Reflector Materials

    2-7 Shields

    2-8 Metal Hydrides as Shielding Materials

    2-9 Controls

    2-10 Metal Hydrides as Control Materials

    2-11 Hydrogen Containment

    2-12 Radiation Stability of Metal Hydrides

    2-13 Thermal Stability of Metal Hydrides


    Chapter 3. The Thermodynamics of Metal-Hydrogen Systems

    3-1 Adsorption of Hydrogen on Metal Surfaces

    3-2 Solution of Hydrogen in Metals and Formation of Hydrides


    Chapter 4. Statistical Mechanics of Metal-Hydrogen Systems

    4-1 Ideal Solutions of Hydrogen in Metals

    4-2 Interaction of Hydrogen Atoms in Solution

    4-3 Lattice Defects in the Hydride Phase

    4-4 Summary


    Chapter 5. Chemistry of Metal Hydrides as Related to Their Applications in Nuclear Technology

    5-1 Chemical Reactions

    5-2 Preparation of the Hydrides

    5-3 Analytical Techniques for Determination of Hydrogen Content


    Chapter 6. Saline Hydrides

    6-1 General Information

    6-2 Dissociation Behavior of the Saline Hydrides

    6-3 Properties of the Saline Hydrides

    6-4 Ionic Crystal Theory Applied to the Saline Hydrides

    6-5 Preparation of the Saline Hydrides and of Beryllium Hydride


    Chapter 7. Zirconium Hydrides and Hafnium Hydrides

    7-1 Zirconium Hydride

    7-2 Zirconium-Hydrogen Phase System

    7-3 Properties of Zirconium Hydrides

    7-4 Hafnium Hydride

    7-5 Hafnium-Hydrogen Phase System

    7-6 Zirconium-Hafnium-Hydrogen Phase System


    Chapter 8. Titanium Hydrides

    8-1 Titanium-Hydrogen Phase System

    8-2 Thermodynamic Properties of the Titanium-Hydrogen System

    8-3 Physical and Mechanical Properties of Titanium-Hydrogen Alloys

    8-4 Titanium-Base Alloy-Hydrogen Systems


    Chapter 9. The Rare-Earth Hydrides

    9-1 General Characteristics of the Rare-Earth Hydrides

    9-2 Specific Hydrides and Deutendes


    Chapter 10. Yttrium and Scandium Hydrides

    10-1 Yttrium Hydride

    10-2 Phase Relations in the Yttrium-Hydrogen System

    10-3 Microstructure of Hydrided Yttrium

    10-4 Properties of Yttrium Hydrides

    10-5 Scandium Hydride

    10-6 The Scandium-Yttrium-Hydrogen System


    Chapter 11. The Actinide Hydrides

    11-1 Preparation and Kinetics of Formation of the Hydrides

    11-2 Phase Relations

    11-3 Crystal Structures

    11-4 Thermodynamic Properties

    11-5 Electrical and Magnetic Properties

    11-6 Metallography and Mechanical Properties

    11-7 Other Information on Actinide-Hydrogen Systems

    11-8 Three-Component Systems


    Chapter 12. The Covalent Hydrides and Hydrides of the Groups V to VIII Transition Metals

    12-1 Group IB—Copper, Silver, and Gold

    12-2 Group II—Beryllium, Magnesium, Zinc, Cadmium, and Mercury

    12-3 Group III—Boron, Aluminum, Gallium, Indium, and Thallium

    12-4 Silicon, Germanium, Tin, and Lead

    12-5 Group V Transition-Metal Hydrides—Niobium, Vanadium, and Tantalum

    12-6 Groups VI and VII—Chromium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Manganese, Technetium, and Rhenium

    12-7 Group VIII Metals—Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and Platinum


    Chapter 13. Fabrication of Hydrides

    13-1 Preparation of the Hydride

    13-2 Fabrication of Powdered Hydrides

    13-3 Machining and Grinding

    13-4 Cladding and Canning


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 804
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272931

About the Editors

William M. Mueller

James P. Blackledge

George G. Libowitz

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