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Tuning the surface chemistry of Fe-Cr by V doping
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2009 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 80, no 15, 153403- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The reversal of the magnitudes of the bulk and surface chemical-potential differences induces the outburst of Cr on the otherwise pure Fe surface of Fe-Cr alloys. This threshold value for the Cr content is about 10 at. %. It is found that vanadium addition to Fe-Cr shifts the Cr threshold to a substantially lower value suggesting V having a positive effect on the corrosion resistance of low Cr steels. The obtained shift in the Cr threshold is shown to be connected to the change in volume of the alloy.

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2009. Vol. 80, no 15, 153403- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-127442DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.153403ISI: 000271352000021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-127442DiVA: diva2:330058
Available from: 2010-07-14 Created: 2010-07-13 Last updated: 2012-03-30Bibliographically approved

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