In situ 3D monitoring of corrosion on carbon steel and ferritic stainless steel embedded in cement paste

Pierre-Adrien Itty, Marijana Serdar, Cagla Meral, Dula Parkinson, Alastair A. MacDowell, Dubravka Bjegović, Paulo J. M. Monteiro

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In a X-ray microcomputed tomography study, active corrosion was induced by galvanostatically corroding steel embedded in cement paste. The results give insight into corrosion product build up, crack formation, leaching of products into the cracks and voids, and differences in morphology of corrosion attack in the case of carbon steel or stainless steel reinforcement. Carbon steel was homogeneously etched away with a homogeneous layer of corrosion products forming at the steel/cement paste interface. For ferritic stainless steel, pits were forming, concentrating the corrosion products locally, which led to more extensive damage on the cement paste cover. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-418
Number of pages10
JournalCorrosion Science
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-004021
Acknowledgements: This publication was based on work supported by Award No. KUS-l1-004021, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). This research was supported in part by Unity through Knowledge Fund (UKF), Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (Grant No. 73/10). The Advanced Light Source is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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