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Metals 2017, 7(8), 304;

Neutron Reflectometry for Studying Corrosion and Corrosion Inhibition

BP Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
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Current address: Department of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
Received: 20 July 2017 / Revised: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 2 August 2017 / Published: 8 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Corrosion Inhibition)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutron reflectometry; corrosion; corrosion inhibition; adsorption neutron reflectometry; corrosion; corrosion inhibition; adsorption

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