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Title: Electrochemical aspects of copper atmospheric corrosion in the presence of sodium chloride

Abstract

Here, this study describes the evolving state of electrolyte and corrosion processes associated with sodium chloride on copper at the initial stage of corrosion and the critical implications of this behavior on controlling kinetics and damage distributions. Sodium chloride droplets were placed on copper in humid conditions and the resulting electrolyte properties, corrosion products and damage were characterized over time using time-lapse imaging, micro Raman spectroscopy, TOF-SIMS and optical profilometry. Within minutes of NaCl droplet placement, NaOH-rich films resultant from oxygen reduction advanced stepwise from the droplets, leaving behind concentric trenching attack patterns suggestive of moving anode-cathode pairs at the alkaline film front. Corrosion attack under these spreading alkaline films was up to 10x greater than under the original NaCl drops. Furthermore, solid Cu 2Cl(OH) 3 shells formed over the surface of the NaCl drops within hours of exposure. Thermodynamic modeling along with immersed electrochemical experiments in simulated droplet and films electrolytes were used to rationalize this behavior and build a description of the rapidly evolving corroding system.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Akron, Akron, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1444080
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-4517J
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4686; 663928
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electrochimica Acta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 276; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; polarization; anodic dissolution; thermodynamic model; marine

Citation Formats

Schindelholz, Eric John, Cong, Hongbo, Jove-Colon, Carlos F., Li, Shengxi, Ohlhausen, James A., and Moffat, Harry K. Electrochemical aspects of copper atmospheric corrosion in the presence of sodium chloride. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.184.
Schindelholz, Eric John, Cong, Hongbo, Jove-Colon, Carlos F., Li, Shengxi, Ohlhausen, James A., & Moffat, Harry K. Electrochemical aspects of copper atmospheric corrosion in the presence of sodium chloride. United States. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.184.
Schindelholz, Eric John, Cong, Hongbo, Jove-Colon, Carlos F., Li, Shengxi, Ohlhausen, James A., and Moffat, Harry K. Thu . "Electrochemical aspects of copper atmospheric corrosion in the presence of sodium chloride". United States. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.184.
@article{osti_1444080,
title = {Electrochemical aspects of copper atmospheric corrosion in the presence of sodium chloride},
author = {Schindelholz, Eric John and Cong, Hongbo and Jove-Colon, Carlos F. and Li, Shengxi and Ohlhausen, James A. and Moffat, Harry K.},
abstractNote = {Here, this study describes the evolving state of electrolyte and corrosion processes associated with sodium chloride on copper at the initial stage of corrosion and the critical implications of this behavior on controlling kinetics and damage distributions. Sodium chloride droplets were placed on copper in humid conditions and the resulting electrolyte properties, corrosion products and damage were characterized over time using time-lapse imaging, micro Raman spectroscopy, TOF-SIMS and optical profilometry. Within minutes of NaCl droplet placement, NaOH-rich films resultant from oxygen reduction advanced stepwise from the droplets, leaving behind concentric trenching attack patterns suggestive of moving anode-cathode pairs at the alkaline film front. Corrosion attack under these spreading alkaline films was up to 10x greater than under the original NaCl drops. Furthermore, solid Cu2Cl(OH)3 shells formed over the surface of the NaCl drops within hours of exposure. Thermodynamic modeling along with immersed electrochemical experiments in simulated droplet and films electrolytes were used to rationalize this behavior and build a description of the rapidly evolving corroding system.},
doi = {10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.184},
journal = {Electrochimica Acta},
number = C,
volume = 276,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Thu Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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