Corrosion Behaviour of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Ti60Ni40 in Aqueous HNO3 Solution
Potentiodynamic polarization studies were carried out on amorphous, nanocrystalline and crystalline states of the alloy Ti60Ni40 in 0.1 M HNO3, 0.5 M HNO3 and 1 M HNO3 aqueous solutions at room temperature. It was observed that the amorphous state exhibited higher corrosion current density than that by the nanocrystalline state. These results are corroborated by the weight loss studies performed on the different structural states of Ti60Ni40 alloy in 0.1 M HNO3, 0.5 M HNO3 and 1 M HNO3 aqueous media. Thus the nanocrystalline state is least prone to corrosion than the amorphous and the crystalline states.
S. Ray, S.K. Nath, A. Kumar, R.C. Agarwala, V. Agarwala, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel
S. Mathur et al., "Corrosion Behaviour of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Ti60Ni40 in Aqueous HNO3 Solution", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 67, pp. 173-178, 2009