Pitting Corrosion Resistance of Ultrafine-Grained Aluminum Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation

Translated title of the contribution: Pitting Corrosion Resistance of Ultrafine-Grained Aluminum Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation

In Joon Son, Hiroaki Nakano, Satoshi Oue, Shigeo Kobayashi, Hisaaki Fukushima, Zenji Horita

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Abstract

The effect of equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) on the pitting corrosion resistance of Al and Al-Mg alloy was investigated by means of polarization curves in solutions containing 300 ppm of Cl - and by surface analysis. The potentials for pitting corrosion of Al and Al-Mg alloy were evidently shifted to the noble direction by ECAP process, indicating that this process improves resistance to pitting corrosion. SEM observation revealed that the pitting corrosion occurred near the impurity precipitates and the size of impurity precipitated decreased with ECAP process. The time-dependence of corrosion potential and the polarization resistance determined by AC impedance technique suggested that the formation rate of Al oxide films was increased with ECAP process. The improvement in pitting corrosion resistance of Al and Al-Mg by ECAP seems to be attributable to the decrease in the size of impurity precipitates and the increase in the formation rate of Al oxide films.

Translated title of the contributionPitting Corrosion Resistance of Ultrafine-Grained Aluminum Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)892-898
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Volume69
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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