Ex-situ X-ray diffraction measurements of a small amount of samples extracted from wet corrosion products freshly formed on a pure iron and iron-2 mass% silicon surfaces have been conducted using synchrotron radiation for clarifying the formation process of corrosion products. The results showed that γ-FeOOH was formed on the outer side of wet corrosion products formed on the surface of the pure iron by sodium chloride solution, while γ-FeOOH, α-FeOOH, Fe3O4, and green rusts were formed on the inner side. On the other hand, in comparison to the case of the pure iron, a significant formation of β-FeOOH was observed in the iron-silicon alloy. Influences of silicon alloying on corrosion products formed by aqueous solution containing sulfate ions were also observed. Furthermore, in-situ diffraction measurements by a conventional X-ray source were conducted for analyzing corrosion products formed on the pure iron and iron-silicon alloy surfaces by cyclic exposure to wet and dry atmospheres. The results obtained by the in-situ diffraction and ex-situ diffraction measurements on the corrosion products were consistent.
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