A comparison and evaluation of 'bare surface' electrochemical techniques for the investigation of stress corrosion cracking in alpha brass

A. T. Cole, R. C. Newman, K. Sieradzki

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Abstract

The transient anodic behaviour of α-brass in sodium nitrite solution has been studied using scratching and rapid straining techniques. The anodic current and charge densities inferred from the straining experiments are up to two orders of magnitude higher than those measured by scratching. The results show that the rapid straining technique is inappropriate in this environment because the surface film on the brass undergoes a gross mechanical failure when strained. The scratching results are consistent with a film-induced cleavage mechanism of transgranular crack growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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