On the capability of in-situ exposure in an environmental scanning electron microscope for investigating the atmospheric corrosion of magnesium
Journal article, 2015

The feasibility of environmental scanning electron microscope (BEM) in studying the atmospheric corrosion behavior of 99.97% Mg was investigated. For reference, ex-situ exposure was performed. A model system was designed by spraying few salt particles on the metal surface and further promoting the corrosion process using platinum (Pt) deposition in the form of 1 x 1 x 1 pm(3) dots around the salt particles to create strong artificial cathodic sites. The results showed that the electron beam play a significant role in the corrosion process of scanned regions. This was attributed to the irradiation damage occurring on the metal surface during the BEM in-situ experiment. After achieving to a reliable process route, in a successful attempt, the morphology and composition of the corrosion products formed in-situ in the ESEM were in agreement with those of the sample exposed ex-situ.

Atmospheric corrosion

In-situ microscopy

Chamber pressure

ESEM

Author

Mohsen Esmaily

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Nooshin Mortazavi Seyedeh

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Materials Microstructure

Mehrdad Shahabi Navid

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Jan-Erik Svensson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Lars-Gunnar Johansson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Mats Halvarsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Materials Microstructure

Ultramicroscopy

0304-3991 (ISSN)

Vol. 153 45-54

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

DOI

10.1016/j.ultramic.2015.02.010

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10/7/2017