This paper describes a modeling study for general corrosion of copper which is a candidate material for high-level radioactive waste overpacks. The model is a mixed-potential model combined with diffusive transport of reactants and reaction products. The rest potential and corrosion rate of copper in aerated solution were measured while controlling the thickness of a diffusive solution layer on the copper surface using a rotating-disk electrode. Experimental data were used for validation of the model.
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Honda, A., Taniguchi, N., Ishikawa, H. et al. A Modeling Study of General Corrosion of Copper Overpack for Geological Isolation of High-Level Radioactive Waste. MRS Online Proceedings Library 556, 911 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-556-911