Special Issue "Role of Metallurgy in the Biodegradation of Metal"

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Recep Avci
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Guest Editor
Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Interests: surface characterization, material science, spectroscopy, microscopy, corrosion, bio-corrosion, immunoimmobilization of bacteria, bacteria capture, bio-trap, metallurgy, dislocations, role of strain in localized pitting of carbon steel, graphene coatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Sci from MDPI focuses on the role of the metallurgical history of steel and other metallic alloys in their bio- or regular degradation when these alloys are exposed to a corrosive environment. This field of material degradation has rarely been addressed in the past, but is recently gaining interest due to advances in material characterization tools. With this Special Issue, MDPI intends to close this gap. Some areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the effects of elastic and plastic strain generated during hot and cold rolling of steel and/or other alloys in their biodegradation, the role of dislocations in localized bio- or standard corrosion, comparative biodegradation of same-grade steels and other metallic alloys from different manufacturers, bio- and regular degradation of steel and other alloys in oil and gas exploration applications, the colonization and growth of biofilms on metallic surfaces such as stainless steel and titanium surfaces and their adverse effects in food safety applications, coating of metal surfaces with smart films to prevent their degradation, next-generation steel and other metallic alloy manufacturing technologies, the role of antifouling agents in preventing biodegradation of metallic alloys, the correlation between localized degradation of metal and localized biofilm attachment on metallic surfaces, the role of annealing of metals in their localized bio-deterioration, and the role of pearlite bands in localized corrosion. Topics of particular interest include:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of biocorrosion of materials;
  • Role of the metallurgical history of metallic alloys in their bio- or regular degradation;
  • Dislocations and their detection in metals;
  • Cold and hot rolling of steels and their role in localized corrosion;
  • Applications of smart coatings to prevent corrosion;
  • Next-generation steel manufacturing technologies;
  • Bacterial colonization of steel and other metallic surfaces by pathogenic bacteria in food industries;
  • Colonization of carbon steel and other metallic surfaces by bacteria and localized biodegradation of these surfaces;
  • Next-generation antifouling agents;
  • Rapid diagnostic methods to evaluate the propensity of steel and other surfaces towards localized corrosion;
  • Rapid determination of the surface density of some inclusions, such as MnS, that contribute to localized corrosion.

Prof. Recep Avci
Guest Editor

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  • Corrosion
  • Biocorrosion
  • Biodegradation
  • Metallurgy
  • Dislocations
  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steels
  • Inclusions
  • MnS
  • Cementite
  • Pearlite bands
  • Strain
  • Inclusions
  • Defects
  • Pitting
  • Smart materials
  • Smart coatings
  • Antifouling agents
  • SRB
  • Smart materials
  • Graphene
  • BN
  • Fe+2 ions
  • Micro galvanic coupling
  • USDA regulations
  • Food poisoning
  • Food pathogens

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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