The spatial resolution of Mg2 + release from magnesium and its alloys during exposure to aqueous environments has been imaged using a new, solid contact, micropipette-based magnesium-ion selective electrode employed as potentiometric tip in SECM. The detection of metal dissolution is a crucial factor to detect the local microelectrodes established on the surface of the metal, and distinguish the processes related to anodic and cathodic half-cell reactions. Concentration distribution images have been obtained for the magnesium-based alloy AZ63 when galvanically coupled to pure iron during exposure to 1 mM NaCl solution.
- Ion-selective microelectrodes
- Magnesium dissolution
- Scanning electrochemical microscopy
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