Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 1221–1227 | Cite as

Effects of alloying elements on the electrochemical characteristics of iron aluminides

  • H. C CHOE
  • H. S KIM
  • D. C CHOI
  • K. H KIM


Effects of alloying elements on the electrochemical characteristics of iron aluminides in the H2SO4, H2SO4+KSCN and HCl solutions were investigated using electrochemical tests. The corrosion morphologies in iron aluminides were analysed by utilising optical microscopy. It was found that the addition of Cr and Mo to iron aluminides increased the corrosion potential, pitting potential and repassivation potential. The active current density, passive current density and reactivation current density decreased as Cr and Mo were added. In the case of Mo addition, the passive current density was slightly higher in the H2SO4 solution than in solutions containing SCN- and Cl-. When B was added to samples, the corrosion potential and repassivation potential decreased, whereas the active current density, passive current density, reactivation current density and pitting potential increased. Iron aluminides containing Mo and Cr showed remarkably improved intergranular and pitting corrosion resistance to SCN- and Cl- solution. On the other hand, B addition accelerated granular and intergranular corrosion by precipitation of borides.


Saturated Calomel Electrode Corrosion Potential Corrosion Test Intergranular Corrosion KSCN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C CHOE
    • 1
  • H. S KIM
    • 2
  • D. C CHOI
    • 3
  • K. H KIM
  1. 1.Department of Iron Manufacture and Metallurgical EngineeringKwang Yang CollegeKwang YangKorea
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical EngineeringSunchoen National UniversitySunchoenKorea
  3. 3.Department of Metallurgical EngineeringChonnam National UniversityKwangjuKorea

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