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Zhang, X., Odnevall Wallinder, I. & Leygraf, C. (2018). Atmospheric corrosion of Zn-Al coatings in a simulated automotive environment. Surface Engineering, 34(9), 641-648
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Atmospheric corrosion of Zn-Al coatings in a simulated automotive environment
2018 (English)In: Surface Engineering, ISSN 0267-0844, E-ISSN 1743-2944, Vol. 34, no 9, p. 641-648Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accelerated NVDA (VDA 233-102) tests were performed on bare Zn and Al sheets, Galfan coating (Zn-5 wt-% Al) and Galvalume coating (Zn-55 wt-% Al) on steel. ZnO, Zn(OH)(2) and Zn-5(OH)(8)Cl-2 center dot H2O were the main corrosion products identified on both bare Zn sheet and Galfan. AlOOH and Al(OH)(3) were preferentially formed on bare Al sheet and Galvalume. In addition, Zn-Al-containing corrosion products, Zn6Al2(OH)(16)CO3 center dot 4H(2)O and/or Zn2Al(OH)(6)Cl center dot 2H(2)O were identified on both Galfan and Galvalume. Corrosion products of Zn6Al2(OH)(16)CO3 center dot 4H(2)O with a platelet morphology were preferentially formed in the zinc-rich interdendritic regions of the Galvalume surface. Galfan revealed a similar corrosion behaviour as bare Zn sheet, whereas Galvalume exhibited similar behaviour as bare Al sheet. Deposition of chlorides highly influenced the corrosion of both Galvalume and Al rather than Galfan and Zn due to the rapid local damage of the compact native thin film of Al2O3.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
Keywords
Atmospheric corrosion, NVDA tests, Zn, Al, Galfan, Galvalume, chloride, microstructure
National Category
Corrosion Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-232426 (URN)10.1080/02670844.2017.1305658 (DOI)000437723800001 ()2-s2.0-85016451068 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20180724

Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Szakalos, P., Åkermark, T. & Leygraf, C. (2018). Comments on the paper "Copper in ultrapure water, a scientific issue under debate" by M. Ottosson, M. Boman, P. Berastegui, Y. Andersson, M. Hahlin, M. Korvela, and R. Berger [Letter to the editor]. Corrosion Science, 142, 305-307
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comments on the paper "Copper in ultrapure water, a scientific issue under debate" by M. Ottosson, M. Boman, P. Berastegui, Y. Andersson, M. Hahlin, M. Korvela, and R. Berger
2018 (English)In: Corrosion Science, ISSN 0010-938X, E-ISSN 1879-0496, Vol. 142, p. 305-307Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Other Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-235892 (URN)10.1016/j.corsci.2018.02.001 (DOI)000444933400029 ()2-s2.0-85044581202 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20181022

Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2018-10-22Bibliographically approved
Örnek, C., Liu, M., Pan, Y., Jin, Y. & Leygraf, C. (2018). Volta Potential Evolution of Intermetallics in Aluminum Alloy Microstructure Under Thin Aqueous Adlayers: A combined DFT and Experimental Study. Topics in catalysis, 61(9-11), 1169-1182
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Volta Potential Evolution of Intermetallics in Aluminum Alloy Microstructure Under Thin Aqueous Adlayers: A combined DFT and Experimental Study
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2018 (English)In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 61, no 9-11, p. 1169-1182Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this work, first-principle density functional theory (DFT) was used to calculate the work function and Volta potential differences between aluminum alloy matrix and two intermetallic phases (Mg2Si and Al2Cu) with varying surface terminations as a function of adhering monolayers (ML) of water. The calculated data were compared with experimental local Volta potential data obtained by the scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM) on a commercial aluminum alloy AA6063-T5 in atmospheric environments with varying relative humidity (RH). The calculations suggest that the surface termination has a major effect on the magnitude and polarity of the Volta potential of both intermetallic phases (IMP's). The Volta potential difference between the IMP's and the aluminum matrix decreases when the surface is gradually covered by water molecules, and may further change as a function of adhering ML's of water. This can lead to nobility inversions of the IMP's relative to the aluminum matrix. The measured Volta potential difference between both IMP's and their neighboring matrix is dependent on RH. Natural oxidation in ambient indoor air for 2 months led to a nobility inversion of the IMP's with respect to the aluminum matrix, with the intermetallics showing anodic nature already in dry condition. The anodic nature of Al2Cu remained with the introduction of RH, whereas Mg2Si became cathodic at high RH, presumably due to de-alloying of Mg and oxide dissolution. The DFT calculations predicted an anodic character of both IMP's in reference to the oxidized aluminum matrix, being in good agreement with the SKPFM data. The DFT and SKPFM data were discussed in light of understanding localized corrosion of aluminum alloys under conditions akin to atmospheric exposure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer/Plenum Publishers, 2018
Keywords
DFT, SKPFM, Aluminum, Intermetallics, Volta potential, Aqueous adlayer
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-240239 (URN)10.1007/s11244-018-0939-9 (DOI)000435827900037 ()2-s2.0-85045260197 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
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QC 20181219

Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Leygraf, C., Chang, T., Odnevall Wallinder, I., De La Fuente, D., Chico, B., Diaz, I. & Morcillo, M. (2017). Analysis of historic copper patinas 1: Influence of substrate on patina uniformity. In: EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017: . Paper presented at Joint European Corrosion Congress 2017, EUROCORR 2017 and 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, 3 September 2017 through 7 September 2017. Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of historic copper patinas 1: Influence of substrate on patina uniformity
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2017 (English)In: EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers, 2017
National Category
Other Chemistry Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-234516 (URN)2-s2.0-85052338861 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Joint European Corrosion Congress 2017, EUROCORR 2017 and 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, 3 September 2017 through 7 September 2017
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QC 20180907

Available from: 2018-09-07 Created: 2018-09-07 Last updated: 2018-11-09Bibliographically approved
Chico, B., Fuente, D. D., Jiménez, J. A., Chang, T., Odnevall Wallinder, I., Leygraf, C. & Morcillo, M. (2017). Analysis of historic copper patinas 2: Characterization of 400 year old patina from Royal Summer Palace in Prague. In: EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017: . Paper presented at Joint European Corrosion Congress 2017, EUROCORR 2017 and 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, 3 September 2017 through 7 September 2017. Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of historic copper patinas 2: Characterization of 400 year old patina from Royal Summer Palace in Prague
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2017 (English)In: EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an in-depth characterisation study of the patina formed on a copper tile taken from the roof of Queen Anne's Summer Palace in Prague after close to 400 years of exposure to the action of the atmosphere. A wide variety of techniques have been performed, including metallographic and chemical analysis (electrogravimetry, AAS, XRF) of the copper matrix, and spectroscopic and microscopic investigations (GIXRD, TEM/EDS and SEM/EDS) to determine the composition and structure of the patina. The major conclusions of the study are: (a) the base copper contains abundant inclusions mainly of rosiaite (PbSb2O6); (b) the patina is formed by an inner sublayer of cuprite (Cu2O) and an outer sublayer of brochantite [Cu4SO4(OH)6] and antlerite [Cu3SO4(OH)4] and traces of azurite [Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2]; and (c) the brochantite/antlerite crystals are randomly doped with Fe and C.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Asociace koroznich inzenyru z.s.- AKI - Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers, 2017
Keywords
Atmospheric corrosion, Characterization, Copper tile, Patina, Queen Anne's Summer Palace
National Category
Other Chemistry Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-234519 (URN)2-s2.0-85052322168 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Joint European Corrosion Congress 2017, EUROCORR 2017 and 20th International Corrosion Congress and Process Safety Congress 2017, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, 3 September 2017 through 7 September 2017
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QC 20180907

Available from: 2018-09-07 Created: 2018-09-07 Last updated: 2018-11-09Bibliographically approved
Chang, T., Odnevall Wallinder, I., de la Fuente, D., Chico, B., Morcillo, M., Welter, J.-M. -. & Leygraf, C. (2017). Analysis of historic copper patinas. Influence of inclusions on patina uniformity. Materials, 10(3), Article ID 298.
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2017 (English)In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 10, no 3, article id 298Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The morphology and elemental composition of cross sections of eight historic copper materials have been explored. The materials were taken from copper roofs installed in different middle and northern European environments from the 16th to the 19th century. All copper substrates contain inclusions of varying size, number and composition, reflecting different copper ores and production methods. The largest inclusions have a size of up to 40 μm, with most inclusions in the size ranging between 2 and 10 μm. The most common element in the inclusions is O, followed by Pb, Sb and As. Minor elements include Ni, Sn and Fe. All historic patinas exhibit quite fragmentized bilayer structures, with a thin inner layer of cuprite (Cu2O) and a thicker outer one consisting mainly of brochantite (Cu4SO4(OH)6). The extent of patina fragmentation seems to depend on the size of the inclusions, rather than on their number and elemental composition. The larger inclusions are electrochemically nobler than the surrounding copper matrix. This creates micro-galvanic effects resulting both in a profound influence on the homogeneity and morphology of historic copper patinas and in a significantly increased ratio of the thicknesses of the brochantite and cuprite layers. The results suggest that copper patinas formed during different centuries exhibit variations in uniformity and corrosion protection ability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI AG, 2017
Keywords
Antlerite, Atmospheric corrosion, Bilayer, Brochantite, Cuprite, Historic copper, Inclusions, Micro-galvanic effect, Patina, Volta potential, Antimony, Copper corrosion, Corrosion, Lead, Metallic matrix composites, Ores, Substrates, Bi-layer, Galvanic effect, Copper
National Category
Corrosion Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207437 (URN)10.3390/ma10030298 (DOI)000400863500081 ()2-s2.0-85015630454 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20170523

Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2018-11-08Bibliographically approved
Morcillo, M., Chang, T., Chico, B., de la Fuente, D., Odnevall Wallinder, I., Jimenez, J. A. & Leygraf, C. (2017). Characterisation of a centuries-old patinated copper roof tile from Queen Anne's Summer Palace in Prague. Materials Characterization, 133, 146-155
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characterisation of a centuries-old patinated copper roof tile from Queen Anne's Summer Palace in Prague
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2017 (English)In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 133, p. 146-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an in-depth characterisation study of the patina formed on a copper tile taken from the roof of Queen Anne's Summer Palace in Prague after > 300 years of exposure to the action of the atmosphere. A wide variety of techniques have been used, including metallographic and chemical analysis (electrogravimetry, AAS, XRF) of the copper matrix, and spectroscopic and microscopic investigations (GIXRD, FTIR, TEM/EDS and SEM/ EDS) to determine the composition and structure of the patina. The major conclusions of the study are: (a) the base copper contains abundant inclusions mainly of rosiaite (PbSb2O6); (b) the patina is formed by an inner sublayer of cuprite (Cu2O) and an outer sublayer of brochantite [Cu4SO4(OH)(6)] and antlerite [Cu3SO4(OH)(4)] and traces of azurite [Cu-3(CO3)(2)(OH)(2)]; and (c) the brochantite/antlerite crystals are randomly doped with Fe and C.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2017
Keywords
Copper tile, Atmospheric corrosion, Characterisation, Patina, Queen Anne's Summer Palace
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-217414 (URN)10.1016/j.matchar.2017.09.034 (DOI)000413881500018 ()2-s2.0-85030706571 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20171121

Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2018-11-08Bibliographically approved
Halldin Stenlid, J., Johansson, A. J., Leygraf, C. & Brinck, T. (2017). Computational Analysis of the Early Stage of Cuprous Oxide Sulphidation: A Top-Down Process. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, 52(S1), 50-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Computational Analysis of the Early Stage of Cuprous Oxide Sulphidation: A Top-Down Process
2017 (English)In: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, ISSN 1478-422X, E-ISSN 1743-2782, Vol. 52, no S1, p. 50-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The initial steps of Cu2O sulphidation to Cu2S have been studied using plane-wave density functional theory at the PBE-D3+U level of sophistication. Surface adsorption and dissociation of H2S and H2O, as well as the replacement reaction of lattice oxygen with sulphur, have been investigated for the most stable (111) and (100) surface facets under oxygen-lean conditions. We find that the (100) surface is more susceptible to sulphidation than the (111) surface, promoting both H2S adsorption, dissociation and the continued oxygen–sulphur replacement. The results presented in this proceeding bridge previous results from high-vacuum experiments on ideal surface to more realistic corrosion conditions and set the grounds for future mechanistic studies. Potential implications on the long-term final disposal of spent nuclear fuel are discussed.

Keywords
Density functional theory, sulphidation, cuprite (Cu2O), corrosion, water (H2O), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), nuclear waste disposal, chalcocite (Cu2S)
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Research subject
Materials Science and Engineering; Chemistry; Theoretical Chemistry and Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-212933 (URN)10.1080/1478422X.2017.1284393 (DOI)
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QC 20170829

Available from: 2017-08-24 Created: 2017-08-24 Last updated: 2017-08-29Bibliographically approved
Mameng, S. H., Pettersson, R. & Leygraf, C. (2017). Effect of Stainless Steel Composition on Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance at a Marine Site in Dubai. Corrosion, 73(7), 880-891
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of Stainless Steel Composition on Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance at a Marine Site in Dubai
2017 (English)In: Corrosion, ISSN 0010-9312, E-ISSN 1938-159X, Vol. 73, no 7, p. 880-891Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The influence of the composition of stainless steels on atmospheric corrosion resistance in a marine environment in Dubai was investigated after 2 y and 4 y of exposure. Different stainless steel grades with different surface finishes were included in the investigation: three ferritic stainless steels, five austenitic stainless steels, and four duplex stainless steels. The alloying elements chromium (Cr) and molybdenum (Mo) both had a beneficial influence on the corrosion resistance. The pitting resistance equivalent number (PREN =%Cr + 3.3%Mo + 16%N) and the (%Cr + 3.3%Mo) content in the surface film correlated well to the atmospheric corrosion resistance. An increased Cr content both in the bulk material and in the passive film improved the atmospheric corrosion resistance and the additional presence of Mo was effective in preventing red rust and also reduced the depth of pits. The depth of the pitting attack and the degree of aesthetic degradation were both influenced by alloying level, surface finish, and exposure conditions (open and sheltered). In the severe marine environment in Dubai, it is necessary to use Mo-bearing high-Cr stainless steel for adequate atmospheric corrosion resistance. The most resistant stainless steel grades were the high alloyed grades which ranked in the order UNS S31254 similar to UNS S3750 < UNS S34565 < UNS S32654. The duplex stainless steel grade S32205 may be considered for construction and architectural materials in Dubai but is likely to require more maintenance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NATL ASSOC CORROSION ENG, 2017
Keywords
alloying composition, appearance rating, atmospheric corrosion, marine environment, rust and stain, surface film
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-210340 (URN)10.5006/2372 (DOI)000403213200010 ()2-s2.0-85021262110 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20170704

Available from: 2017-07-04 Created: 2017-07-04 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved
Yin, L., Jin, Y., Leygraf, C., Birbilis, N. & Pan, J. (2017). Numerical Simulation of Micro-Galvanic Corrosion in Al Alloys: Effect of Geometric Factors. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(2), C75-C84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Numerical Simulation of Micro-Galvanic Corrosion in Al Alloys: Effect of Geometric Factors
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2017 (English)In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 164, no 2, p. C75-C84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A finite element model for simulating the propagation of intermetallic particle driven micro-galvanic corrosion in an Al-matrix model system is presented. The model revealed dynamic changes related to localized corrosion, including the moving dissolution boundary, the deposition of reaction products (Al(OH)(3)), and their blocking effect. Modelling was focused on the effects of key geometric parameters, including the radius of cathodic particle (range 0.5 to 4 mu m) and the width of an assumed anodic ring surrounding the particle (range 0.1 to 2 mu m). Simulations revealed the dynamic flow of molecular and ionic species, along with influence of geometrical constraints. For ring widths below 0.5 mu m, deposition of Al(OH)(3) inside the dissolving volume was inhibited due to limited transport of OH- and O-2 into a constrained volume - resulting in local acidification. An increase in cathodic particle radius at given ring width resulted in a greater dissolution by providing a larger cathodic area for O-2 reduction, quantifying the effect of cathode/anode ratio. The model was also developed to include two cathodic particles to explore any interaction. The present study reveals a physicochemical model that contributes toward a framework for multi-process localized corrosion systems, which can be further adapted to commercial alloy systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, 2017
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-206310 (URN)10.1149/2.1221702jes (DOI)000397850800024 ()
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QC 20170505

Available from: 2017-05-05 Created: 2017-05-05 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
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