The inhibition by dodecylamine of enhanced dissolution of Cu‐Ni alloy initiated by an AFM tip/surface interaction

Jun‐E Qu (Department of Chemistry, Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Republic of China)
Xing‐Peng Guo (Department of Chemistry, Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Republic of China)
Zhen‐Yu Chen (Department of Chemistry, Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Republic of China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To investigate the influence of an organic corrosion inhibitor on the enhanced dissolution of metal, initiated by AFM tip scratching in corrosive media.

Design/methodology/approach

The test solutions were 1.5 M NaCl and 0.01 M HCl. AFM tip scratching experiments were performed for Cu‐Ni alloys in solutions with or without 0.005 M dodecylamine. AFM frictional loop tests were also performed to investigate the effect of dodecylamine on the tip‐surface frictional interaction.

Findings

Enhanced dissolution of Cu‐Ni alloy was observed as a result of AFM tip scratching both in NaCl and HCl solutions, and in HCl the effect was more severe than was the case in NaCl. Enhanced dissolution was inhibited markedly by adding 0.005 M dodecylamine to the corrosive media. The results of frictional loop tests indicated that frictional interaction between the tip and the alloy surface was diminished by the adsorption of dodecylamine on the sample surface. The weakening of tip‐surface frictional interaction and the elevation of the ionization energy of metal atoms were responsible for the notable inhibition effect of dodecylamine on the accelerated dissolution.

Originality/value

In this paper, the influence of an organic corrosion inhibitor on the corrosion of metal induced by outside forces was investigated. This was carried out initially by AFM scratching skill and the inhibition mechanism of dodecylamine on the enhanced dissolution of Cu‐Ni alloy initiated by AFM tip scratching.

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Citation

Qu, J., Guo, X. and Chen, Z. (2005), "The inhibition by dodecylamine of enhanced dissolution of Cu‐Ni alloy initiated by an AFM tip/surface interaction", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 52 No. 6, pp. 323-327. https://doi.org/10.1108/00035590510624659

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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