Minor element effect on high temperature corrosion of a low-alloyed steel: Insight into alkali- and chlorine induced corrosion by means of atom probe tomography
Journal article, 2021

High temperature corrosion remains a challenge for many high temperature applications. The corrosion resistance may be improved by the addition of minor amounts of reactive alloying elements. However, in the presence of corrosive species, such as alkali and chlorine, the corrosion rates are often highly accelerated. This study implements STEM/EDX and APT in order to shed light on a possible destructive minor element effect by investigating how the presence of minor amounts of corrosive species in the iron oxide formed on a low-alloyed steel may impair the corrosion resistance by increasing the oxide growth rate and possibly also reduce the oxide integrity.

Low-alloy steel

Atom probe tomography


High temperature corrosion


Transmission electron microscopy


Amanda Persdotter

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material

Torben Boll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Torbjörn Jonsson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material

Corrosion Science

0010-938X (ISSN)

Vol. 192 109779

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Other Chemistry Topics

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

Corrosion Engineering

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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