High fugacity hydrogen effects in Beta-21S titanium alloy

D. Eliezer, E. Tal-Gutelmacher, L. Wagner

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Beta-21S titanium alloy is ranked among the most important advanced materials for a variety of technological applications, due to its combination of a high strength/weight ratio, good corrosion behavior and oxidation resistance. However, in many of these technological applications, this alloy is exposed to environments which can act as sources of hydrogen, and consequently, severe problems may arise. The objective of this paper is to investigate the influence of high fugacity hydrogen on Beta-21 S alloy in as-received (mill-annealed and hot-rolled) condition. Hydrogen effects on the microstructure are studied using X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy, while the absorption and desorption characteristics are determined respectively by means of a hydrogen determinator and thermal desorption spectroscopy. Preliminary results at room temperature revealed hydrogen-induced straining and expansion of the lattice parameters. However, neither second phases formation (hydrides), nor hydrogen-induced cracking, were observed after hydrogenation. The main characteristics of hydrogen absorption/desorption behavior, as well as hydrogen-induced microstructural changes in both microstructures are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Light Metals, Aerospace Materials and Superconductors
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)0878494324, 9780878494323
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event2006 Beijing International Materials Week, 2006 BIMW -International Conference on Aerospace Materials, ICAM 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 25 Jun 200630 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 3
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Conference2006 Beijing International Materials Week, 2006 BIMW -International Conference on Aerospace Materials, ICAM 2006


  • Beta-21S
  • Hydrogen absorption
  • Hydrogen desorption
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Titanium alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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