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Evaluation of Blistered and Cold Deformed ULC Steel with Melt Extraction and Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy


Hydrogen characterization techniques like melt extraction and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS) are useful tools in order to evaluate and understand the interaction between hydrogen and metals. These two techniques are used here on cold deformed ultra-low carbon (ULC) steel with and without hydrogen induced damage. The material is charged electrochemically in order to induce varying amounts of hydrogen and variable degrees of hydrogen induced damage. The aim of this work is to evaluate to which extent the hydrogen induced damage would manifest itself in melt extraction and TDS measurements.

Funding source: Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT) for support (Project no. SB141399), the postdoctoral fellowship via grant nr BOF01P03516 and the Special Research Fund (BOF), UGent (BOF15/BAS/06).
Countries: Belgium

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