The roles of TPB(Three-Phase Boundary) width in the corrosion processes of metals under dispersed water films were investigated by electrochemical techniques combined with contact angle measurement.It is found that both cathodic limiting current density and corrosion current density linearly increases with increasing the TPB width,confirming the important role of TPB width in gas/liquid/solid multiphase corrosion systems.Based on above results,the effect of water film thickness on atmospheric corrosion rate was quantitatively evaluated by the TPB width.


gas/liquid/solid three-phase boundary zone, TPB width, water film thickness, contact angle, atmospheric corrosion

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