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Title: Sensing electrochemical activity in polymer coated metals during the early stages of coating degradation-effect of the polarization of the substrate
Authors: Souto, R. M.
Santana, J. J. 
Fernández-Mérida, L.
González, S. 
UNESCO Clasification: 3303 ingeniería y tecnología químicas
3306 Ingeniería y tecnología eléctricas
Keywords: Scanning electrochemical microscopy
Organic coating
Iron dissolution
Oxygen reduction
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: 0013-4686
Journal: Electrochimica acta 
Conference: 8th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro and Nanosystem Technologies (EMNT) 
Abstract: Eventual limitations in the applicability of the SECM in the SG-TC mode to in situ monitor electrochemical activity in the proximity of a sub-centimeter defect (holiday) through the coating applied to protect a metal against the corrosive environments has been explored. The possible occurrence of chemical interferences between the chemical species involved in the corrosion reactions, as well as the formation of reactive secondary products, have been investigated because they would influence the faradaic signals registered at the SECM tip. In order to separate the contributions of the half-cell processes, polarization of the substrate was performed in this work, both negative and positive with respect to the corrosion potential of the sample in the test environment, and the signals detected at the tip were analyzed. By selecting different values for the potential applied to the tip, the local concentrations of Fe(II) ions, hydrogen peroxide and oxygen could be monitored. It has been observed that the oxygen reduction reaction occurring at the cathodic sites on the corroding steel surface can be accompanied by the formation of hydrogen peroxide as intermediate, and this species will interfere with the detection of dissolved metal at the tip.
ISSN: 0013-4686
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.03.077
Source: Electrochimica Acta[ISSN 0013-4686],v. 56, p. 9596-9601
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