Operando time- and space-resolved high-energy X-ray diffraction measurement to understand hydrogen-microstructure interactions in duplex stainless steel

Örnek C. , Mueller T., Kivisakk U., Zhang F., Langberg M., Lienert U., ...More

CORROSION SCIENCE, vol.175, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 175
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.corsci.2020.108899
  • Title of Journal : CORROSION SCIENCE


Local strain development in the microstructure of a commercial 25Cr-7Ni super duplex stainless steel was mapped using high-energy x-ray diffraction during cathodic hydrogen charging under constant uniaxial load. The infusion of hydrogen resulted in tensile strains in austenite grains, one order of magnitude larger than those in the ferrite. Most strain evolution occurred at the near-surface, with compensating compressive forces developed in underlying regions, with up to two-times more compression occurring in the ferrite than the austenite. The strains along the loading axis were more pronounced than in the transverse direction, in which mostly compressive strains developed in the ferrite.