Special Issue "Stress Corrosion Cracking in Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: thin films processing; mechanical properties and characterization; adhesion and fracture of thin films; nanoindentation; pattern formation; irradiated materials properties and X-ray diffraction
Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) can cause premature failure of materials in a corrosive environment at low stress levels. In many cases, SCC can cause catastrophic and unexpected failure. Full understanding of the exact mechanisms is lacking, as they can be material-specific. For example, alloying elements strongly affect SCC of stainless steel. However, all three classes of materials, metals, ceramics and polymers, can be affected by SCC. This Special Issue on “Stress Corrosion Cracking in Materials” will focus on fundamental aspects of SCC. Individual research articles or comprehensive reviews on SCC are welcome. This Special Issue will cover the latest research on this important topic.
Prof. Dr. Alex A. Volinsky
Prof. Dr. Lijie Qiao
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- metal corrosion
- materials corrosion
- stress corrosion cracking