Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet

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Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet. / Afshar, F. Norouzi; Ambat, R.; Kwakernaak, C.; de Wit, J.H.W.; Mol, J.M.C.; Terryn, H.

In: Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 77, 2012, p. 285-293.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Afshar, F. N., Ambat, R., Kwakernaak, C., de Wit, J. H. W., Mol, J. M. C., & Terryn, H. (2012). Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet. Electrochimica Acta, 77, 285-293. 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.023

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Afshar, F. Norouzi; Ambat, R.; Kwakernaak, C.; de Wit, J.H.W.; Mol, J.M.C.; Terryn, H. / Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet.

In: Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 77, 2012, p. 285-293.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet",
publisher = "Pergamon",
author = "Afshar, {F. Norouzi} and R. Ambat and C. Kwakernaak and {de Wit}, J.H.W. and J.M.C. Mol and H. Terryn",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.023",
volume = "77",
pages = "285--293",
journal = "Electrochimica Acta",
issn = "0013-4686",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet

A1 - Afshar,F. Norouzi

A1 - Ambat,R.

A1 - Kwakernaak,C.

A1 - de Wit,J.H.W.

A1 - Mol,J.M.C.

A1 - Terryn,H.

AU - Afshar,F. Norouzi

AU - Ambat,R.

AU - Kwakernaak,C.

AU - de Wit,J.H.W.

AU - Mol,J.M.C.

AU - Terryn,H.

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Combinatory localized electrochemical cell and glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES) measurements were performed to obtain a thorough in depth electrochemical characterization of an aluminum brazing sheet. By defining electrochemical criteria i.e. breakdown potential, corrosion potential, cathodic and anodic reactivities, and tracking their changes as a function of depth, the evolution of electrochemical responses through out the material thickness were analyzed and correlated to the corresponding microstructural features. Polarization curves in 1wt% NaCl solution at pH 2.8 were obtained at different depths from the surface using controlled sputtering in a glow discharge optical emission spectrometer as a sample preparation technique. The anodic and cathodic reactivity of the top surface areas were significantly higher than that of the bulk, thus indicating these areas to be more susceptible to localized attack. Consistent with this, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscope analysis revealed a relatively high density of fine intermetallic and silicon particles at these areas. The corrosion mechanism of the top layers was identified to be intergranular and pitting corrosion, while lower sensitivity to these localized attacks were detected toward the brazing sheet core. The results highlight the successful application of the electrochemical depth profiling approach in prediction of the corrosion behavior of the aluminum brazing sheet and the importance of the electrochemical activity of the outer 10μm in controlling the corrosion performance of the aluminum brazing sheet.

AB - Combinatory localized electrochemical cell and glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES) measurements were performed to obtain a thorough in depth electrochemical characterization of an aluminum brazing sheet. By defining electrochemical criteria i.e. breakdown potential, corrosion potential, cathodic and anodic reactivities, and tracking their changes as a function of depth, the evolution of electrochemical responses through out the material thickness were analyzed and correlated to the corresponding microstructural features. Polarization curves in 1wt% NaCl solution at pH 2.8 were obtained at different depths from the surface using controlled sputtering in a glow discharge optical emission spectrometer as a sample preparation technique. The anodic and cathodic reactivity of the top surface areas were significantly higher than that of the bulk, thus indicating these areas to be more susceptible to localized attack. Consistent with this, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscope analysis revealed a relatively high density of fine intermetallic and silicon particles at these areas. The corrosion mechanism of the top layers was identified to be intergranular and pitting corrosion, while lower sensitivity to these localized attacks were detected toward the brazing sheet core. The results highlight the successful application of the electrochemical depth profiling approach in prediction of the corrosion behavior of the aluminum brazing sheet and the importance of the electrochemical activity of the outer 10μm in controlling the corrosion performance of the aluminum brazing sheet.

KW - Micro-capillary-cell

KW - GDOES

KW - Brazing sheet

KW - Corrosion-potential profile

U2 - 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.023

DO - 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.023

JO - Electrochimica Acta

JF - Electrochimica Acta

SN - 0013-4686

VL - 77

SP - 285

EP - 293

ER -