Electrochemical noise generated during stress corrosion cracking in high-temperature water and its relationship to repassivation kinetics

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In this chapter, we tried to create a link between repassivation kinetics, electrochemical noise and SCC. To measure an electrochemical noise signal that can be related to a cracking event, an anodic current from a bare metal surface is required. This anodic current does not necessarily have to be the rate determining step in the SCC process, but it has to be related to a cracking event. This anodic current causes a potential drop in the electrolyte solution that can be picked up by a suitable electrode.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion monitoring in nuclear systems: research and applications
Place of PublicationWakefield, United Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis (CRC)
ISBN (Print)978-1-906540-98-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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NameEuropean Federation of Corrosion Publications


  • electrochemical noise, stress corrosion cracking

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