Project

Electrochemical characterization of the crystallographic aspects of pure copper corrosion

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
crystallography electrochemistry corrosion copper
 
Project description

To increase the life span of metals and avoid the corresponding costs, more knowledge on the corrosion behaviour is required. In this study the microscopic features of corrosion will be explored by combining a detailed characterization of the microstructure with the corresponding local electrochemical behavior. This will generate valuable knowledge for the design of materials with improved corrosion resistance.