Permeation (x2) and Thermal Desorption Instruments

National Laboratory: 
Sandia National Laboratories
Characterization Class: 
Extreme Environment Testing
Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Sandia National Laboratories features custom-built equipment for studying very low pressures of dissolved hydrogen or other isotopes in metals.


As the instruments are not housed within a traditional user facility, scheduling is fairly open. The site is within the Sandia/California Property Protection Area, so access depends upon meeting requirements for entering the facility and coordinating use with the instrument owner.

Single Point of Contact: 

Name: Richard Karnesky
Phone: 925-294-2106

  1. Chao P., Karnesky RA, Hydrogen Isotope Trapping in Al-Cu Binary Alloys, Acta Materialia, 2015.
  2. Causey RA, Karnesky RA, San Marchi C. Tritium Barriers and Tritium Diffusion in Fusion Reactors. Konings RJM, Stoller RE, editors. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2012.
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