In this study,amorphous Fe78Si13B9 and Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 ribbons were prepared by the chill block melt-spinning process and nanocrystalline Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 ribbons were obtained by annealing. The amorphous ribbons and their crystallization processes were identified by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). A comparative study of the electrochemical corrosion behaviors of Fe78Si13B9 and Fe73.5Si13.5B9Nb3Cu1 amorphous and nanocrystallized alloys was performed by linear polarization method and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 1mol/L NaOH solutions. The photographs of the samples after potentiodynamic polarization were observed by SEM. The influence of heat treatment on the alloys structure and corrosion resistance in 1mol/L NaOH solutions was investigated. The results show that the crystallization of amorphous ribbons occurs in two steps,nanocrystalline alloys have a higher corrosion resistance than amorphous alloys,and the corrosion resistances of amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys increase as thermal treatment temperature rises.


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