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EIS analysis on chloride-induced corrosion behavior of reinforcement steel in simulated carbonated concrete pore solutions
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 1572-6657, Vol. 688, 275-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The corrosion behavior of reinforcement steel in simulated carbonated concrete pore (SCCP) solution containing different concentrations of chloride was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and linear polarization resistance (LPR) measurements simultaneously, and the topographies of the steel specimens and the elemental distribution at corrosion area were examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM)/electron microprobe analysis (EMPA). The results showed the capacitive loop and polarization resistance decreased with chloride increasing. Furthermore, when the chloride concentration reached a critical value, the Bode plots obviously exhibited two phase angle peaks indicating two time constants. However, when the chloride content exceeded a critical value, the phase angle peaks decreased to one phenomenal peak. An equivalent circuit with two RC loops was used to characterize the corrosion behavior of reinforcement steel in SCCP solution according to the measurements of EIS. Based on the dependence of the equivalent circuit elements on chloride content and immersion time, the formation, growth and breakdown of passive film of the steel were discussed. It was found that the EIS evaluation of corrosion behavior for reinforcement steel in SCCP solution was good agreement with the LPR and SEM measurements. The EMPA mapping revealed MnS inclusions at steel surface play a leading role in the initiation of pitting corrosion.

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2013. Vol. 688, 275-281 p.
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Reinforcement steel, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Chloride induced corrosion, Pitting corrosion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122359DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2012.09.012ISI: 000317158800043ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876050340OAI: diva2:622582
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