Effect of O2 on copper-water vapor interaction near critical point

Y. Jin, H. Kato, I. R. Korablova, Koji Ioku, N. Yamasaki

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A significant weight loss of copper plate was observed after copper-water vapor interaction near critical point. This leads to the acceleration of the ceramic layer formation on SUS surface during granite-water vapor interaction in the presence of copper. In this paper, we have determined the chemical state of copper at which the mass transfer takes place through reaction with H 2 and O2+N2 gas mixture at the different O 2 amount. Obtained results indicate that the weight loss of copper plate occurs at Cu2O (+1) state due to a complex processes. The morphology of copper species on the surface of mesh and granite suggests that the Cu2O was dissolved in water vapor and recrystallized on the surface of mesh and granite. Copper species were characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1577
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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