Published: Jan 1972
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Modern electrochemical theories and techniques are used to explain galvanically induced localized corrosion of metals. Examples used are low-carbon steel, aluminum and aluminum alloys, and stainless steels. The relevance of the galvanic series of metals to predict this behavior and the value of critical pitting potentials and critical protection potentials are discussed.
corrosion, galvanic corrosion, pitting, concentration cell corrosion, corrosion prevention, polarization (charge separation), anodic polarization, potential theory, corrosion environments, oxidation reduction reactions, electrolytes
Manager, Corrosion Laboratory, Metallurgical Materials Division, Texas Instruments Inc., Attleboro, Mass.