Applications of SIMS to the Study of a Corrosion Process — Oxidation of Uranium by Water

  • S. S. Cristy
  • J. B. Condon
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 44)


Corrosion of metals is an extremely important field with great economic and engineering implications. To effectively combat corrosion one must under­stand the processes occurring. This paper shows the utility of SIMS data for elucidating the processes occurring in one particular corrosion process--the oxidation of uranium by water--and for validating a theoretical model.


Water Oxidation Uranium Oxide Oxide Lattice Uranium Metal Engineering Implication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Cristy
    • 1
  • J. B. Condon
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge Y-12 PlantMartin Marietta Energy Systems Inc.Oak RidgeUSA

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