Probing the vertical profiles of potential in a thin layer of solution closed to electrode surface during localized corrosion of stainless steel
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Based on a home-built integrated system of scanning reference electrode technique and scanning tunneling microscope (SRET/STM), a method for in situ measurement of vertical potential in the thin layer of solution closed to electrode surface during localized corrosion of stainless steel has been successfully established in this work. An obviously different vertical profile of potential over corrosion active sites and passive sites were firstly observed. The reason for this different was discussed taking into account the distribution of electric field and concentration of Fe3+/Fe2+ in a thin layer solution closed to electrode surface, due to the occurrence of localized corrosion. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.