Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 388–400 | Cite as

The Correlation Between the Distribution/Size of Carbides and Electrochemical Behavior of 17Cr-1Ni Ferritic-Martensitic Stainless Steel

  • Li Wang
  • Chaofang DongEmail author
  • Qiang Yu
  • Cheng Man
  • Yabo Hu
  • Zongbiao Dai
  • Xiaogang Li


The correlation between the distribution/size of carbides and corrosion resistance of 17Cr-1Ni ferritic-martensitic stainless steel after different heat treatment temperatures was investigated by transmission electron microscope, electrochemical tests, and corrosion morphology observations. The results showed that the size of the precipitated phase decreased and corrosion resistance increased with an increase in the annealing temperature. When the tempering temperature was low (290 °C), carbides precipitated mainly at the phase boundaries due to a low degree of atomic matching and higher grain boundary energy. In this case, the polarization curve had a passivation interval and the pits were mainly initiated at the phase boundary. When the tempering temperature was higher than 400 °C, the carbides gradually precipitated in the martensite laths because the accelerated diffusion of Cr healed the Cr depletion zone at phase boundary. This outcome resulted in a polarization curve that had no passivation range and uniform corrosion occurred in martensitic region.



This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2017YFB 0702300), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51671029), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. FRF-TP-17-002B).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Wang
    • 1
  • Chaofang Dong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qiang Yu
    • 2
  • Cheng Man
    • 1
  • Yabo Hu
    • 1
  • Zongbiao Dai
    • 3
  • Xiaogang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Corrosion and Protection Center, Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection (MOE)University of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Hunan Valin Lianyuan Iron and Steel Co. LtdLoudiChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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