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Galvanic corrosion of aluminium–copper model alloys

Idrac, Jonathan and Mankowski, Georges and Thompson, George and Skeldon, Peter and Kihn, Yolande and Blanc, Christine Galvanic corrosion of aluminium–copper model alloys. (2007) Electrochimica Acta, vol. 52 (n° 27). pp. 7626-7633. ISSN 0013-4686

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2007.05.056

Abstract

Galvanic coupling between different α and θ phase-containing model Al–Cu alloys, deposited by magnetron sputtering, has revealed that the anodic α phase did not suffer corrosion and remained in the passive state in sulphate solution. Conversely, sulphate ions induced pitting of the cathodic θ phase. Pitting susceptibility of the cathode increased when the difference between the copper content of the anode and cathode increased. Similar observations were made for all the galvanic couples; further, the higher the copper content of a phase, then the greater its susceptibility to pitting.

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Institution:Other partners > University of Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Celine Cabaup
Deposited On:25 May 2009 07:26

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