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Peculiarities of steel and alloy electrochemical and corrosion behavior after laser processing
Author(s): Tat'yana G. Kuzmenko; Feliks K. Kosyrev; Anatoly V. Rodin; V. P. Sayapin
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Paper Abstract

Different types of laser processing can significantly increase the corrosion resistance of constructive materials, secure higher levels of metal properties in comparison with standard protection from corrosion and can be successfully used for industrial application. The research carried out in TRINITI during the last 10 years allowed us to create a data base about corrosion behavior in different chemical media of various metals, alloys and steels after welding, melting, surface alloying, etc. on technological continuous-wave carbon-dioxide-laser with average power up to 5 kilowatt. The investigated materials were subdivided into two groups: (1) without changes of phases composition after laser processing (pure metals, stainless steels); and (2) exposed to structural and phase changes under laser-matter interaction (carbon steels with different carbon content). It has allowed us to investigate the peculiarities of corrosion process mechanism depending on matter surface structure and phase composition both on laser irradiation regimes. Our research was based on the high sensitive electrochemical analysis combined with other corrosion and physical methods. The essential principles of electrochemical analysis are next. There are two main processes on metal under the interaction with electrolyte solution: anodic reaction -- which means the metal oxidation or transition of metal kations into solution; cathodic reaction -- the reoxidation of the ions or molecular of the solution. They are characterizing by the values of current densities and the rates of these reactions are dependent upon the potential arising on the metal-solution frontier. The electrochemical reactions kinetic investigations gives a unique possibility for the research of metal structure and corrosion behavior even in the case of small thickness of laser processed layers.

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Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3093, Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9), (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271670
Show Author Affiliations
Tat'yana G. Kuzmenko, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
Feliks K. Kosyrev, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
Anatoly V. Rodin, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
V. P. Sayapin, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3093:
Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9)
Vitali I. Konov; Mikhail N. Libenson, Editor(s)

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