final correction...RE: processing of Ti foil in SNF?

Robert Huang roberth at
Wed Dec 16 08:53:57 PST 2009

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the reply.  We expect the anneal condition to be between 400C and 600C for several hours.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Myers [mailto:edmyers at] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Robert Huang; specmat at
Subject: Re: final correction...RE: processing of Ti foil in SNF?


My concern is your anneal temperature.  Ti can 
oxidize extremely fast and the atmospheric tubes 
will have a background of oxygen.  I don't see a 
problem with what you have proposed depending on 
your anneal, which you have not outlined.


At 09:11 AM 12/15/2009, Robert Huang wrote:
>OK, I think I will get it right this time - for all 3 units:
>0.25mm=250um (not nm!)=10mils
>Sorry for the confusion and multiple emails.
>From: Robert Huang
>Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:05 AM
>To: Robert Huang; specmat at
>Subject: RE: processing of Ti foil in SNF?
>Hi there,
>Just one correction to my email, the thickness 
>of the material is 10mils, not 1mil (the 
>dimensions I gave of 0.25mm and 250nm are correct).
>From: Robert Huang
>Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 11:32 AM
>To: specmat at
>Subject: processing of Ti foil in SNF?
>SNF Specmat Committee:
>I am interested in processing pieces of Ti foil 
>in SNF on the following pieces of equipment:
>1)      Wbgeneral for cleaning/rinsing
>2)      Innotec for a metal deposition
>3)      Tylan 4 (metal-contaminated) for an anneal
>The sample size will be <2"x2" (that's currently 
>the total sample size that I will have) and the 
>thickness is 0.25mm (250nm/1mil) .  The source 
>for the material will be Alfa Aesar, and it is 
>99.99+% purity.  Here is Alfa Aesar's website 
>for this material, and I am attaching their MSDS.
>Thanks in advance for taking this into 
>consideration.  I am hoping this is 
>straightforward and can be approved quickly 
>given Ti is already a material commonly used 
>throughout SNF, this material is 99.99+% pure 
>Ti, and the tools that I plan to use are all in 
>the Au-contaminated category.  If any questions, 
>don't hesitate to contact me either by email or 
>phone, <mailto:roberth at>roberth at, 408-854-0450.
>Robert Huang

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