The most negative electrode potential
at which the passivating film
is formed. The passivation potential is equal to or more positive than the equilibrium
potential of formation of the phase constituting the film
. Usually, the corrosion current
goes through a maximum at the passivation potential.
PAC, 1989, 61, 19
(Electrochemical corrosion nomenclature (Recommendations 1988))
on page 21
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