Project

Increase of the life span of a material by improved understanding of the fundamental corrosion mechanisms

Duration
01 April 2012 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
hydrogen embrittlement microstructure corrosion
 
Project description

A better understanding of the corrosion process is extremeley important to increase the life span of a material. In this project, an intense cooperation with Prof. Atrens, University of Queensland, Australia, will be established on the corrosion related research at the Ghent University. Focus will be on the link between microstructure and corrosion of copper and hydrogen embrittlement.