Mechanisms of Localized Corrosion Inhibition of AA2024 by Cerium Molybdate Nanowires
authors Yasakau, KA; Tedim, J; Montemor, MF; Salak, AN; Zheludkevich, ML; Ferreira, MGS
nationality International
journal JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
keywords SCANNING KELVIN PROBE; ATOMIC-FORCE MICROSCOPY; ALUMINUM-ALLOY; CHLORIDE SOLUTIONS; LANTHANIDE SALTS; SURFACE-ANALYSIS; IN-SITU; PARTICLES; PROTECTION; AL2CUMG
abstract The cerium molybdate nanowires were recently reported as an efficient inhibiting pigment for aluminum alloys. In the present work, the inhibition mechanism of localized corrosion of S-phase intermetallics in AA2024 was studied in detail using a complementary combination of localized and analytical techniques. A significant suppression of dealloying of S-phase was demonstrated in the presence of cerium molybdate nanowires. Microscopic observations dearly show the formation of a conversion layer on the entire alloy surface after immersion in nanowire-containing solutions. A noticeable Volta potential difference (VPD) increase up to around -0.25 V vs Ni reference was measured on alloy after immersion in inhibited solutions. Such VPD changes have been related to the presence of Mo oxides on the alloy surface. Analysis performed by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed that the surface oxide film is mainly composed by Mo(VI) and/or Mo(IV) oxides, and cerium(M) and cerium(IV), and aluminum oxides/hydroxides. A model galvanic couple made of aluminum and copper wires was used to simulate corrosion inhibition processes on S-phase intermetallics and alloy matrix. An enhanced inhibition efficiency of cerium molybdate was observed in electrolytes with higher concentration of sodium chloride. This was associated with the structural transformation of amorphous cerium molybdate nanowires into crystalline (NaCe)(0.5)MoO4 in concentrated NaCl solution, thereby triggering the release of cerium(III). This active feedback release can be used for development of "smart" self-healing coatings with inhibition triggered by the presence of corrosive salts in environment.
publisher AMER CHEMICAL SOC
issn 1932-7447
year published 2013
volume 117
issue 11
beginning page 5811
ending page 5823
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1021/jp3124633
web of science category Chemistry, Physical; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
subject category Chemistry; Science & Technology - Other Topics; Materials Science
unique article identifier WOS:000316773000035

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