Corrosion of Amorphous Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 Alloys on the Synergistic Effect of Chloride and Hydroxyl Ions
The soft-magnetic properties and service life of amorphous or nanocrystalline Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 have been influenced by the corrosion of the alloy. In this study, the electrochemical corrosions of amorphous Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 in the blend solutions of sodium chloride and sodium hydroxide were investigated by linear polarization (PLZ) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique. The presence of OH- in the blend solution gave rise to typical passivation of the alloy. A suitable concentration of OH- was required for the low corrosion rate. And the higher concentration of OH- led to a faster corrosion. Increase of concentration of Cl- aroused more obvious corrosion. These results were ascribed to the deteriorating effect of Cl- and high-concentration OH- on the passive film formed on the surface of amorphous Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
M. S. Li et al., "Corrosion of Amorphous Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 Alloys on the Synergistic Effect of Chloride and Hydroxyl Ions", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 1550-1553, 2011