Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-009-0113-x
Title: Water corrodes copper
Authors: Hultquist, G.
Szakálos, P.
Graham, M.J.
Belonoshko, A.B.
Sproule, G.I.
Gråsjö, L.
Dorogokupets, P.
Danilov, B.
Aastrup, T.
Wikmark, G.
Chuah, G.-K. 
Eriksson, J.-C.
Rosengren, A.
Keywords: Copper
Copper hydroxide
Corrosion
Hydrogen
Water
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Source: Hultquist, G., Szakálos, P., Graham, M.J., Belonoshko, A.B., Sproule, G.I., Gråsjö, L., Dorogokupets, P., Danilov, B., Aastrup, T., Wikmark, G., Chuah, G.-K., Eriksson, J.-C., Rosengren, A. (2009-10). Water corrodes copper. Catalysis Letters 132 (3-4) : 311-316. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-009-0113-x
Abstract: According to a current concept, copper canisters of thickness 0.05 m will be safe for nuclear waste containment for 100,000 years. We show that more than 1 m copper thickness might be required for 100,000 years durability based on water exposures of copper for 20 h, 7 weeks, 15 years, and 333 years. An observed evolution of hydrogen which involves heterogeneous catalysis of molecular hydrogen, first principles simulations, thermodynamic considerations and corrosion product characterization provide further evidence that water corrodes copper resulting in the formation of a copper hydroxide. These findings cast additional doubt on copper for nuclear waste containment and other important applications. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Source Title: Catalysis Letters
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/77361
ISSN: 1011372X
DOI: 10.1007/s10562-009-0113-x
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

30
checked on Mar 19, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

27
checked on Mar 19, 2018

Page view(s)

59
checked on Apr 20, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.