Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 10, pp 2648–2654 | Cite as

Some aspects of electron beam welded and laser welded ferritic Fe-22Cr-3Mo-5Ni-0.3Ru alloy

  • Sie -Chin Tjong
  • Jin -Son Ku
  • New -Jin Ho


Ferritic Fe-22Cr-3Mo-5Ni-0.3Ru alloy was welded by electron beam (EB) and laser techniques. Tensile tests, impact tests, oxalic acid etch, electrochemical potentiokinetic reactivation (EPR) and potential-time measurements were employed to investigate the mechanical properties, microstructural features and corrosion behaviour of the EB and laser welded metals. The oxalic acid etch tests revealed that the microstructure of the EB and laser welded metals consisted of columnar grains and cells, respectively. These structures were formed directly from the substrate by epitaxial solidification. Furthermore, the oxalic acid tests also showed that the EB and laser welded metals were immune to intergranular corrosion. Similar results were obtained by double loop EPR tests.


Electron Beam Tensile Test Oxalic Acid Corrosion Behaviour Intergranular Corrosion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sie -Chin Tjong
    • 1
  • Jin -Son Ku
    • 2
  • New -Jin Ho
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Materials ScienceCity Polytechnic of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Institute of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Sun-Yat-Sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan

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