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Crack Injection in Silver Gold Alloys

Abstract Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a materials degradation phenomena resulting from a combination of stress and a corrosive environment. Among the alphabet soup of proposed mechanism of SCC the most important are film-rupture, film-induced cleavage and hydrogen embrittlement.

This work examines various aspects of film-induced cleavage in gold alloys for which the operation of hydrogen embrittlement processes can be strictly ruled out on thermodynamic grounds. This is so because in such alloys SCC occurs under electrochemical conditions within which water is stable to hydrogen gas evolution. The alloy system examined in this work is AgAu since the corrosion processes in this system occur by a dealloying mechanism that results in the formati... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor CHEN, XIYING (Author) / Sieradzki, Karl (Advisor) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Crozier, Peter (Committee member) / Peralta, Pedro (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 109 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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