Striped Non-Uniform Corrosion Behavior of Non-Equiatomic FeMnCoCr High-Entropy Alloy Prepared by Laser Melting Deposition in 0.1 M H2SO4 Solution

Zhijian Zhang, Tiechui Yuan, Ruidi Li
2020 Materials  
The corrosion behavior of the Fe50Mn30Co10Cr10 high-entropy alloy (HEA) manufactured via laser melting deposition (LMD) was investigated using open circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarization, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements. The microstructure and morphology of LMD samples before and after the electrochemical tests were compared using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and electron backscatter diffraction techniques. After the
more » ... es. After the corrosion tests, a striped morphology was observed on the surface of the LMD HEA, which is mainly caused by the interval distribution of high-density and low-density grain-boundary regions. The corrosion performances varied with different planes of the LMD HEA sample, which is mainly controlled by the grain size at each plane. Local corrosion in this HEA is concentrated at the melt pool boundary, which may be due to the abundant metallurgical defects and stress concentration at this location.
doi:10.3390/ma13235554 pmid:33291501 fatcat:cacarggrtbh4dju4lnncftlrn4