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RIBEIRO, Rafaella Martins; LEMUS, Luis Fernando  and  SANTOS, Dilson Silva dos. Hydrogen gas permeation through amorphous and partially crystallized Fe40Ni38Mo4B18. Mat. Res. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.5, pp.818-820.  Epub Aug 30, 2012. ISSN 1516-1439.

Samples of amorphous and partially crystallized Fe40Ni38Mo4B18 alloy were submitted to hydrogen gas permeation from 523 to 643 K. The hydrogen permeation curves exhibited a single sigmoidal shape, typical of tests where no hydride formation occurs. It was observed that the hydrogen diffusivity increases for the amorphous samples and partially crystallized alloy with the temperature increase. The hydrogen diffusion coefficient as a function of temperature was found to be D = 5.1 ± 0.5 × 10-12 exp (-11.0 ± 3.5/RT) (m2.s-1) for amorphous condition and D = 3.6 ± 0.5 × 10-11 exp (-19.8 ± 3.3/RT) (m2.s-1) for the partially crystallized condition. This suggests that the annihilation of defects in the amorphous structure and the crystalline phase precipitate contributes to the increase of the hydrogen diffusion.

Keywords : hydrogen diffusion; amorphous metallic alloy; crystallized alloy.

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