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ALONSO-FALLEIROS, Neusa and WOLYNEC, Stephan. Correlation between Corrosion Potential and Pitting Potential for AISI 304L Austenitic Stainless Steel in 3.5% NaCl Aqueous Solution. Mat. Res. [online]. 2002, vol.5, n.1, pp. 77-84. ISSN 1516-1439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14392002000100013.
We investigated the effect of surface finish of two AISI 304L (UNS S30403) stainless steels on the corrosion potential (Ecorr) in 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution and its value was compared with the pitting potential (Ep) value and the type of anodic potentiodynamic curve obtained for determination of Ep in this solution. Five different surface finishes were examined. Ecorr and its standard deviation are strongly affected by the type of surface finish. Moreover, there are evidences of a linear correlation between Ecorr and Ep, as well as between the percentage of anodic curves with a well-defined pitting potential and the uncertainty in the determination of Ecorr.
Keywords : pitting corrosion; pitting potential; corrosion potential; austenitic stainless steel.