Online ISSN : 1881-9664
Print ISSN : 0917-0480
ISSN-L : 0917-0480
A X-Ray Diffraction Analysis on Constituent Distribution of Heavy Rust Layer Formed on Weathering Steel Using Synchrotron Radiation
Shuichi Hara
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2008 Volume 57 Issue 2 Pages 70-75


A local structural analysis of heavy rust layers with large swelling and laminated layers formed on weathering steel bridges using synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction (SR-XRD) in SPring-8 have been performed. The main constituent in average composition of the whole layer was spinel-type iron oxide [mainly Magnetite (Fe3O4)] and the mass ratio was 30-40 mass%. In contrast the mass ratio of spinel in its local parts, i.e. outer layer, inter-layer and inner layer position was not higher in common but the mass ratio of β-FeOOH was higher. Therefore it indicates that these heavy rust layers have been composed of many layers of spinel poor, rich and poor - cell (SPRaP-cell). Thus SR-XRD is useful for the analysis of the constituent distribution in the rust layer.

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