A section of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Corrosion costs every economy and society dearly, and hence its effective and durable mitigation is of paramount importance. Given the age-old and vexing nature of the problem, numerous approaches and measures have been deployed for corrosion mitigation. However, the serious economic implications of corrosion continue to ensure interest in finding novel measures. Corrosion and corrosion-assisted cracking often stand out as critical and non-trivial challenges in applications ranging from the selection of construction materials for nuclear waste containers, desalination plants, or durable electronic devices to the use of magnesium alloys as novel biodegradable temporary implants. It is true that circumventing corrosion in such critical applications is technologically challenging, socially fulfilling, and 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). The emergence of a new material often triggers interest in its applicability for corrosion resistance. The most recent examples include ultrathin coatings of graphene and hexa-boron nitride. Corrosion, as well as the science and technology of its mitigation, therefore, is like an antique: old but fascinating. The "Corrosion" section of Materials caters to the old as well as the new domains of corrosion mechanisms, monitoring, and mitigation.
"Corrosion and Materials Degradation" section of "Materials" kicked off with top reviews on various aspects of corrosion that were accomplished only upon invitation to the leading corrosion researchers and technologists on the diversified topics, as listed below.
- An Electrochemist Perspective of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
- A Review of Trends for Corrosion Loss and Pit Depth in Longer-Term Exposures
- Understanding Fibre-Matrix Degradation of FRP Composites for Advanced Civil Engineering Applications: An Overview
- Influence of Hydrogen on Steel Components for Clean Energy
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Environmentally-Induced Failures of Electronic Grade Alloys and Coatings (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel: Experimental and Theoretical Studies (Deadline: 31 January 2021)
- Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Advanced Alloys (Deadline: 28 February 2021)
- Corrosion Behaviour in Concrete (Deadline: 31 March 2021)
- High-Entropy Alloy and Compositionally Complex Alloys: Challenges and Prospects for Applications in Corrosive Environments (Deadline: 31 March 2021)
- Performance and Degradation Mechanisms of Electrode Materials for Solid Oxide Cells Devices (Deadline: 30 April 2021)
- Tribological and Corrosive Investigations in Advanced Nanomaterials (Deadline: 30 April 2021)
- Structure and Mechanical Properties of Protective Alloy Coatings (Deadline: 30 April 2021)
- Corrosion Management in a Digital World (Deadline: 30 June 2021)
- Corrosion and Corrosion Inhibition of Metals and Their Alloys (Deadline: 30 June 2021)
- Anodizing of Metals: From Corrosion Protection to Advances in Nanotechnology and Emerging Applications (Deadline: 30 September 2021)
- The Nature of the Passive Layer (and Spalled Corrosion Products) on Non-Ferrous Alloys in Aqueous Corrosive Media (Deadline: 30 September 2021)
- Corrosion Properties and Mechanism of Steels (Deadline: 30 September 2021)
- Corrosion Resistance of Alloy and Coating Materials (Deadline: 15 November 2021)
- Self-Assembled Films for Improved Corrosion Resistance (Deadline: 31 December 2021)
- Corrosion Resistance Enhancement of the Materials Surface (Deadline: 31 December 2021)