Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, 5:613

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The Nature of Surface Oxides on Corrosion-Resistant Nickel Alloy Covered by Alkaline Water

  • Jiaying CaiAffiliated withDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University Email author 
  • , DF GervasioAffiliated withDepartment of Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona


A nickel alloy with high chrome and molybdenum content was found to form a highly resistive and passive oxide layer. The donor density and mobility of ions in the oxide layer has been determined as a function of the electrical potential when alkaline water layers are on the alloy surface in order to account for the relative inertness of the nickel alloy in corrosive environments.


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