Corrosion of glassy (Ni8Nb5)99.5Sb0.5 alloy and stability of passive film

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-451
Journal / Publication稀有金属材料与工程/Rare Metal Materials and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


The corrosion of glassy (Ni8Nb5)99.5Sb0.5 alloy was investigated in 1, 6 mol/L HCl, 1 mol/L H2SO4 and 3% NaCl solutions, respectively, by immersion tests and electrochemical measurements and compared with that of pure Ni, Nb and Sb. The stability of passive film was studied using potentiostatic current transients and XPS depth profiling. The surface morphology of the glassy alloy after electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization test was observed using SEM. The result indicates that the Ni-Nb-Sb alloy shows good corrosion resistance in 1 mol/L HCl, 1 mol/L H2SO4 and 3 wt% NaCl solutions. The corrosion resistance, however, is poor in 6 mol/L HCl solution. The amorphous alloy is crystallized after electrochemical corrosion in chloride media. Transpassive dissolution is observed during potentiodynamic polarization test in chloride media, which appears to be associated with oxygen evolution. At low potentials, the growth of passive film is diffusion-controlled. At high potentials, however, the active corrosion is the predominant. Copyright © 2013, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research. Published by Elsevier BV. All rights reserved.

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  • Corrosion, Glassy alloy, Ni-Nb-based alloy, Passive film