Palladium-based hydrogen sensing for monitoring of ageing materials

R. R J Maier, James S. Barton, J. D C Jones, Scott McCulloch, B. J S Jones, Gary Burnell

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Palladium and its alloys show a high and selective affinity for hydrogen, resulting in a volume expansion. We report on development work using fibre Bragg gratings attached to palladium tubes to monitor strain resulting from hydrogen uptake. The technique is aimed at low concentration hydrogen monitoring where H2 is the result of ageing of polymer materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5855 PART I
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 23 May 200527 May 2005


  • Fibre Bragg grating
  • Fibre optic sensing
  • Hydrogen
  • Palladium


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