Exposure tests of copper foils in a slurries of different bentonites

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The goal of the study was to compare corrosion performance of copper in different bentonite slurries. Copper coil samples were exposed in a slurries of bentonites BaM, Rokle, B75, G2M, Voltex, Sabenil. The test was carried out under anaerobic conditions in glovebox at laboratory temperature for duration of one to four months. Samples were evaluated by means of X-ray diffraction and mass loss. Liquid parts of slurries were analysed by ion chromatography and pH meter. The resistance of copper in all studied bentonites was very high. Corrosion rates were in order of tenths of micrometers per year. No trend between pore solution composition and corrosion rate or composition of corrosion products was observed.

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