In-situ synchrotron studies of the effect of nitrate on iron artificial pits in chloride solutions II. On the effect of carbon
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- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Diamond Light Source
The effect of nitrate on the iron dissolution in artificial corrosion pits in chloride-containing solutions has been studied with in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction and ex-situ Raman spectroscopy. A black layer containing Fe3C and carbon was found in the pit in pure 1 M HCl at 0.1 V(Ag/AgCl), but at higher voltages up to 1 V(Ag/AgCl), the black layer was not observed and Fe3C was not detected. The dissolution of Fe3C at low potentials may be inhibited by a carbon layer. In the presence of nitrate, the black layer containing Fe3C was present at all the voltages tested, and current fluctuations were observed and found to be potential-dependent, with greater fluctuations at higher voltages. After dissolution in 1 M HCl, the metal surface appeared slightly roughened with some small cavities, but the surface became crystallographically etched after dissolution in 1 M HCl and 50 mM NaNO3.
|Journal||Journal of the Electrochemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2015|