Hydrogen permeation measurements on alumina

E. Serra, A. Calza Bini, G. Cosoli, L. Pilloni

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The aim of this work is to measure the hydrogen transport and solubility parameters in the commercial alumina. Measurements are conducted using a time-dependent permeation method over the temperature range 1273-1673 K with hydrogen driving pressures in the range 104-105 Pa (100-1000 mbar). A half-power pressure dependence (diffusion-limited permeation) of the permeation flux for alumina is observed. The Arrhenius expressions for the hydrogen permeability, diffusivity, and Sieverts' constant values obtained from a fitting to the whole temperature range are as follows: P = 3.3 · 10-10 exp(-97420/RT) mol · m-1 · s -1 · Pa-1/2 D = 9.7 · 10-8 exp(-79990/RT) m2 · s-1 Ks = 5.5 ·10-3 exp(-22540/RT) mol · m-3 · Pa-1/2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15 - 18
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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