The effect of Zn coating layers on the hydrogen embrittlement of hot-dip galvanized twinning-induced plasticity steel

Hyun Hee Jeon, Sang Min Lee, Jeongho Han, Il Jeong Park, Young Kook Lee

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The effect of Zn coating layers on hydrogen embrittlement (HE) was investigated using hot-dip galvanized (HDG) twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steel. The Zn coating layers consisted of an η-Zn layer and Fe-Zn intermetallic layers of ζ and δ without Γ. H was trapped particularly at the ζ layer without Zn-H compounds. The activation energies of H desorption from the δ and ζ layers were 60.0 kJ mol−1 and 75.4 kJ mol−1, respectively. The H-charged HDG_TWIP steel did not reveal HE due to the intermetallic layers, which are exceptionally brittle even when H is not enriched.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalCorrosion Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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