Special Issue "Corrosion Inhibition"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Robert Lindsay

School of Materials, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Interests: surfaces; corrosion; metal oxides; spectroscopy; diffraction; microscopy; corrosion inhibition; oilfield corrosion
Guest Editor
Dr. Anton Kokalj

Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Interests: surfaces; corrosion inhibitors; heterogeneous catalysis; computational chemistry—DFT calculations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For more than a century, corrosion inhibitors have been added to aggressive environments to protect metallic materials. Currently, they are integral to structural integrity strategies across a wide range of industrial sectors, including oil production, chemical processing, and aerospace. On this basis, there is significant ongoing research in this area seeking to optimise the functionality of corrosion inhibitors, ranging from development of new active species to gaining mechanistic insight. The goal of this Special Issue is to take of snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in corrosion inhibition research. Contributions (either original research or review articles) are encouraged in following areas:

  • Elucidation of inhibited interfaces through spectroscopy, diffraction, and microscopy
  • Modelling of corrosion inhibition
  • New approaches to characterisation, including in situ techniques
  • Corrosion inhibition energetics/kinetics
  • Corrosion inhibition in extreme environments (e.g., at high temperatures)
  • High throughput screening of corrosion inhibitors
  • Inhibitors in (self-healing) coatings

Dr. Robert Lindsay
Dr. Anton Kokalj
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Metals
  • Corrosion
  • Acidic solutions
  • Near neutral solutions
  • Corrosion inhibition
  • Electrochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Diffraction
  • Microscopy
  • Modelling

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle DFT Modelling of Cu Segregation in Al-Cu Alloys Covered by an Ultrathin Oxide Film and Possible Links with Passivity
Metals 2017, 7(9), 366; doi:10.3390/met7090366
Received: 15 August 2017 / Revised: 5 September 2017 / Accepted: 7 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017
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We modelled with Density Functional Theory (DFT) an Al-Cu alloy covered with a passive film, with several Cu concentrations (from the limit of the isolated atom to the monolayer) at the interface with the oxide, as well as Guinier-Preston 1 (GP1) zones. At
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We modelled with Density Functional Theory (DFT) an Al-Cu alloy covered with a passive film, with several Cu concentrations (from the limit of the isolated atom to the monolayer) at the interface with the oxide, as well as Guinier-Preston 1 (GP1) zones. At low (respectively high) concentration, Cu segregates in the first (respectively second) metal layer underneath the passive film. The Cu monolayer is the most stable configuration (−0.37 eV/Cu atom). GP1 zones were modelled, with a three-copper atom cluster in the alloy. The GP1 zone is slightly favoured with respect to the Cu monolayer under the oxide film. A low (respectively high) Cu concentration induces an electronic workfunction increase (respectively decrease) by 0.3 eV (respectively −0.4 to −0.6 eV) as compared to pure Al. In contrast, without oxide, Cu segregation at the Al surface induces no workfunction change at low concentration and an increase of 0.3 eV of the workfunction at high concentration. Thus, the presence of oxide modifies the expected tendency of workfunction increase by adding a more noble metal. For the studied models, no spontaneous electron transfer occurs to the O2 molecule. Full article
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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Neutron Reflectometry for Studying Corrosion and Corrosion Inhibition
Metals 2017, 7(8), 304; doi:10.3390/met7080304
Received: 20 July 2017 / Revised: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 2 August 2017 / Published: 8 August 2017
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Neutron reflectometry is an extremely powerful technique to monitor chemical and morphological changes at interfaces at the angstrom-level. Its ability to characterise metal, oxide and organic layers simultaneously or separately and in situ makes it an excellent tool for fundamental studies of corrosion
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Neutron reflectometry is an extremely powerful technique to monitor chemical and morphological changes at interfaces at the angstrom-level. Its ability to characterise metal, oxide and organic layers simultaneously or separately and in situ makes it an excellent tool for fundamental studies of corrosion and particularly adsorbed corrosion inhibitors. However, apart from a small body of key studies, it has yet to be fully exploited in this area. We present here an outline of the experimental method with particular focus on its application to the study of corrosive systems. This is illustrated with recent examples from the literature addressing corrosion, inhibition and related phenomena. Full article
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