ESCA and SIMS analysis of the composition of passive films formed on E-brite stainless steel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-97
Number of pages6
Journal / PublicationApplications of Surface Science
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1981


Anodic oxide films were formed on E-brite 26% Cr-1% Mo stainless steel in 1.0M NaCl+H2SO4 solution (pH 3.3). ESCA and SIMS techniques have been used to determine the composition of the passive film. It was found by both techniques that molybdenum was present on the outermost part of the film, however, it was not detected by Auger electron spectroscopy as reported by other workers. The SIMS results showed that there was a chromium enrichment in the passive film.