Jin-jie Shi and Jing Ming, Influence of mill scale and rust layer on the corrosion resistance of low-alloy steel in simulated concrete pore solution, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 24(2017), No. 1, pp. 64-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-017-1379-4
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Jin-jie Shi and Jing Ming, Influence of mill scale and rust layer on the corrosion resistance of low-alloy steel in simulated concrete pore solution, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 24(2017), No. 1, pp. 64-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-017-1379-4
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Influence of mill scale and rust layer on the corrosion resistance of low-alloy steel in simulated concrete pore solution

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    Jin-jie Shi    E-mail: jinjies@126.com

  • Received: 14 June 2016Revised: 23 September 2016Accepted: 26 September 2016
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic potentiodynamic polarization measurements, and scanning electron microscopy in conjunction with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to investigate the influence of mill scale and rust layer on the passivation capability and chloride-induced corrosion behaviors of conventional low-carbon (LC) steel and low-alloy (LA) steel in simulated concrete pore solution. The results show that mill scale exerts different influences on the corrosion resistance of both steels at various electrochemical stages. We propose that the high long-term corrosion resistance of LA steel is mainly achieved through the synergistic effect of a gradually formed compact, adherent and well-distributed Cr-enriched inner rust layer and the physical barrier protection effect of mill scale.
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