The Nature of Surface Oxides on Corrosion-Resistant Nickel Alloy Covered by Alkaline Water
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Nanoscale Research Letters 2010, 5:613-619 doi:10.1007/s11671-009-9521-5Published: 5 January 2010
A nickel alloy with high chrome and molybdenum content was found to form a highly resistive and passive oxide layer. The donor density and mobility of ions in the oxide layer has been determined as a function of the electrical potential when alkaline water layers are on the alloy surface in order to account for the relative inertness of the nickel alloy in corrosive environments.