Prof. Alison Davenport (School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK)

Shedding Light on Corrosion
When Oct 30, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where LR8
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Contact Phone 01865-283446
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Prof. Alison Davenport

School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK


Localised corrosion is particularly difficult to characterise as it takes place on a microscopic scale in wet environments, sometimes developing under the metal surface.  High intensity X-rays generated at synchrotron facilities are ideal for carrying out in situ time-dependent characterisation of localised corrosion processes to understand the mechanisms, quantify the development of corrosion attack, and identify the kinds of corrosion products that are formed.  This can be applied to studying pitting corrosion of stainless steels for nuclear waste containers, localised corrosion of aluminium airframe alloys under atmospheric corrosion conditions, and metals used for biomedical implants to assess the nature of potential corrosion products in tissue.