Corrosion reaction and hydrogen absorption of steel for prestressed concrete in a 20 mass% ammonium thiocyanate solution

Mikiyuki Ichiba, Jun'Ichi Sakai, Tomoki Doshida, Kenichi Takai

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    It has been proposed that several corrosion reactions occur in the FIP (Fédération International de la Précontrainte) test when using a 20 mass% ammonium thiocyanate solution. The results of the present study show that a cathodic reaction accompanying the decomposition of SCN- ions contributes significantly to hydrogen absorption in the FIP test environment. The cathodic reaction continues even during the period when a gradual decline is seen in the hydrogen content of PC steel specimens in the FIP test.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-62
    Number of pages4
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1



    • Corrosion
    • Electrochemistry
    • Hydrogen absorption
    • Hydrogen embrittlement
    • Martensitic steels

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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