Response of the metastable pitting corrosion of laser powder bed fusion produced Ti–6Al–4v to H+ concentration changes
School of Engineering
Australian Research Council Discovery Project / Jiangsu Province six talent peaks project (XCL-117) / Open Foundation of Guangxi Key Laboratory of Processing for Non-ferrous Metals and Featured Materials, Guangxi University (Grant No. 2020GXYSOF01, 2019GXYSOF01) / Key Research and Development Program of Shaanxi (Program No.2020GY-251)
ARC Number : DP110101653
There is limited research on metastable pitting corrosion in an acidic environment, and acid is a major challenge for material corrosion. Therefore, this work investigated the metastable pitting corrosion of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)-produced Ti–6Al–4V, in Hank’s solution, at different pH values (pH = 3, 5, and 7). This work investigated the effect of acid on the characteristics of passive films, as well as the change in metastable pitting behavior. Based on the results of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), the passive film will be inhibited and dissolved under the influence of H+. The higher the concentration of H+, the thinner the passive film. Potentiodynamic polarization tests reveal that LPBFed Ti–6Al–4V in Hank’s solution, at pH 3, has more obvious metastable pitting corrosion. This is because the higher the H+ concentration, the more Cl- is adsorbed on the surface of the passive film, which is prone to generate soluble chlorides by competitive adsorption with oxygen atoms and thus develop into metastable pitting corrosion.
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Cui, Y., Chen, L., Wang, L., Cheng, J., & Zhang, L. (2023). Response of the metastable pitting corrosion of laser powder bed fusion produced Ti–6Al–4v to H+ concentration changes. Metals, 13(3), Article 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/met13030514