STP1277: Influence of Hydrogen Absorption on the Electrochemical Potential Noise of an Iron Electrode Under Corrosion with Gas Evolution

    Huet, F
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris,

    Jérôme, M
    Laboratoire Corrosion-Fragilisation-Hydrogène, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, Châtenay-Malabry,

    Manolatos, P
    Laboratoire Corrosion-Fragilisation-Hydrogène, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, Châtenay-Malabry,

    Wenger, F
    Laboratoire Corrosion-Fragilisation-Hydrogène, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, Châtenay-Malabry,

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    Using the electrochemical permeation technique and a model for hydrogen diffusion in a metal, the fluctuations of the concentration, ΔC(t), of hydrogen absorbed in the first atomic layers of an Armco iron membrane, under cathodic polarization and at the corrosion potential in sulfuric acid solution, were measured. The fluctuations of the electrode potential, ΔE(t), and of the electrolyte resistance, ΔRe(t), induced by bubble evolution were also simultaneously recorded. Under cathodic potential, ΔE(t) and ΔC(t) are clearly induced by the evolution of big hydrogen gas bubbles. However, at the corrosion potential, another source of ΔE(t) and ΔC(t) must be proposed. It has been shown that this difference is related to the influence of an intermediate reaction species which partly blocks the hydrogen absorption under cathodic polarization and disappears at the corrosion potential.

    Keywords:

    hydrogen, adsorption, absorption, permeation, galvanostatic electrochemical noise measurement, electrolyte resistance, iron, bubble


    Paper ID: STP37971S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37971S


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