Rescaled range analysis of the corrosion potential noise

Ákos Horváth, Robert Schiller

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Rescaled range (R/S) analysis of random events is known to reveal the persistent or anti-persistent nature of the process. Time records of corrosion potential noise, i.e. spontaneous voltage fluctuations with zero current, were collected from freely corroding pure aluminium samples in a number of different electrolytes. The results of the R/S analysis, also compared with those of simulated time series, revealed long term correlations, the nature of which were seen to be characteristic to the corrosion processes. The differences between the R/S patterns of general and pitting corrosion have been found to be particularly distinctive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-609
Number of pages13
JournalCorrosion Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003


  • Aluminium
  • Pitting corrosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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