13. Localized Corrosion of Passive Metals

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. H. Böhni

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch13

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Böhni, H. (2011) Localized Corrosion of Passive Metals, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch13

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Institute of Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • localized corrosion of passive metals - corrosion phenomena, as pitting, crevice corrosion, intergranular attack and stress corrosion cracking;
  • stages of localized corrosion - best explained, in connection with its potential dependence;
  • stability of localized corrosion - concepts of stability of pitting and crevice corrosion, salt film formation, or large ohmic potential drops within pits


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Phenomenological aspects

  • Stages of localized corrosion

  • Metastable pitting: pit initiation and repassivation

  • Pit growth

  • Stability of localized corrosion

  • Summary

  • References