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Corrosion behavior of dispersion-strengthened ferritic Fe-13Cr-2Mo steel in lead melt

  • O. I. Eliseeva
  • V. P. Tsisar
  • I. I. Ivanova
  • A. M. Demidik

The corrosion behavior of dispersion-strengthened ferritic Fe-13Cr-2Mo (TiO2) steel in oxygen-containing lead melt is investigated at 550 and 650°C. It is determined that duplex magnetite scale is formed on the steel surface at 550°C and oxygen concentration of about 10−3 wt.% in the lead melt. The scale grows symmetrically with regard to the initial steel-melt interface toward the liquid metal and matrix. The outer oxide layer consists of Fe3O4, the upper part of which contains plumboferrites, while the inner oxide is Cr-rich spinel Fe1+xCr2−xO4. As the scale grows, the imperfection of the duplex oxide increases. The oxidation intensifies as interaction temperature increases to 650°C. The scale loses its protective properties and becomes penetrable for lead. With decreasing oxygen concentration in the lead melt (10−5 wt.%), the scale growth becomes slower while the corrosion resistance of steel increases.


Fe-13Cr-2Mo (TiO2) steel lead melt oxidation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. I. Eliseeva
    • 1
  • V. P. Tsisar
    • 1
  • I. I. Ivanova
    • 2
  • A. M. Demidik
    • 2
  1. 1.Karpenko Physico-Mechanical InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineL’vivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute for Problems of Materials ScienceNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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