Effect of electrolytic hydrogen pre-charging on the cavitation erosion resistance of NiTi: A preliminary study

F. T. Cheng, P. Shi, Hau Chung Man

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Specimens of a Ni-rich NiTi alloy was electrolytically pre-charged with hydrogen over a wide range of current densities (0.0001-0.1 A/cm2). The cavitation erosion resistance of all the hydrogen-charged specimens were significantly reduced. The decrease in resistance was attributed to the formation of hydride at the grain boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002


  • Cavitation erosion
  • Hydride
  • Hydrogen charging
  • NiTi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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