Special Issue "Corrosion of Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Raman Singh
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: role of nano-/microstructure in corrosion/oxidation; stress corrosion cracking; graphene: a disruptive approach to corrosion mitigation and other applications; materials degradation in civil engineering applications and their advanced mitigation; environment-assisted degradation in various industrial systems; corrosion and assisted-cracking of magnesium alloys; failure analysis of metallic industrial components, surface and sub-surface characterization of corrosion; role of nano-/microstructure in materials/corrosion; microbiologically-induced corrosion and cracking
Corrosion of engineering alloys and its mitigation measures continue to cost dearly (~4% of GDP of any developed economy which translates to an annual loss of ~$250b to USA). Traditional approaches, such as the use of corrosion resistance alloys and coatings have brought about significant mitigation of the age-old problem of corrosion. Alloys with the highest corrosion resistance perform on the principle of their inherent ability to develop a corrosion resistant surface film of oxide of chromium. However, chloride ions (i.e., abundantly present in sea-water) can disrupt this protective oxide film not only in lesser alloys, but even in the case of the alloys with the highest resistance when the corrosive environment is very aggressive. Hence, the traditional mitigation strategies, such as the one based just on increasing chromium content of alloys, have not always succeeded in providing durable mitigations. However, a durable corrosion resistance is still a non-trivial challenge in some critical applications, such as where highly corrosive solutions are handled (e.g., concentrated chloride solutions in desalination plants), or where corrosion resistance is required for very long durations (e.g., nuclear waste containers) or where corrosion can cause serious health problems (such as by degradation of human implants).
It is true that circumventing corrosion in such critical applications is technologically challenging, socially fulfilling as well as commercially attractive, but it is equally true that a durable solution calls for a disruptive approach, which in itself is a non-trivial challenge (given the age-old nature of the discipline).
With the above background, this Special Issue invites manuscripts in the following disciplines of corrosion. This list is not meant to be restrictive, and manuscripts on the other topics of corrosion are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Raman Singh
Dr. Fuhui Wang
Dr. Parama Chakraborty Banerjee
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- critical corrosion issues in modern and traditional energy systems
- critical corrosion issues in application of metals and alloys as bioimplants
- corrosion of light metals and alloys
- corrosion resistant coatings
- corrosion of biodegradable metals and alloys
- microbiologically influenced corrosion
- stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue
- high temperature corrosion
- corrosion of composites
- electrochemistry of corroding interfaces