Atmospheric corrosion of mild steel in Oman

Abbasher Gismelseed*, S. H. Al-Harthi, M. Elzain, A. D. Al-Rawas, A. Yousif, S. Al-Saadi, I. Al-Omari, H. Widatallah, K. Bouziane

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (SciVal)


A systematic study has been made of the initial corrosion products which form on mild steel capons exposed near the coastal region of Oman and at some industrial areas. The phases and compositions of the products formed at different periods of exposure were examined by using Mössbauer spectroscopy (295 and 78 K) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. The results show that lepidocorcite and maghemite are early corrosion products and goethite starts to form after 2 months of metal exposure to the atmosphere. Akaganeite is an early corrosion product but it forms in marine environments only, which reflects the role of chlorine effect in the atmosphere. The 12 months coupons showed the presence of goethite, lepidocorcite and maghemite, but no akaganeite being seen in the products of one of the studied areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-758
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Akaganeite
  • Lepidocorcite
  • Maghemite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Atmospheric corrosion of mild steel in Oman'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this