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Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 247-256

Published online 2012-07-13

Cellular automata approach to corrosion and passivity phenomena

Łukasz Bartosik1, Dung di Caprio2 and Janusz Stafiej1*

1 Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
2 LECIME, l’ENSCP, UMR 7575 du CNRS, 4. Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Abstract: Our research on employing the cellular automata methodology to corrosion and passivation phenomena is reviewed. Examples of a peculiar pit development are found and presented. The diffusion rate in the corroding medium is argued and shown in the simulation results to affect mainly the characteristic length scale for the corrosion process. New data for the pitting corrosion development on a planar interface are presented and discussed.