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Passivity and Breakdown of Passivity

  • Jerome Kruger

Abstract

Some metals and alloys form a film with special properties when interacting with a corrosive environment. The formation of this film results in a metal surface becoming resistant (passive) to corrosive attack. This phenomenon of passivity underlies the successful use of non-noble metals in all the industries that support every modern society; the breakdown of passivity is responsible for many of the localized corrosion failures of these non-noble metals.

Keywords

Passive Film Crevice Corrosion Damage Anion Passive Film Formation Iron Chromium Alloy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome Kruger
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Materials ScienceNational Bureau of StandardsUSA

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