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Local Probe Techniques for Corrosion Research

The effective investigation of corrosion requires the use of methods that can probe material surfaces at the atomic or molecular level and can be used in situ. This important collection reviews the range of techniques available and how they can be used to analyse different types of corrosion.

A number of chapters discuss the use of scanning probe microscopy techniques such as electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy and atomic force microscopy (EC-STM and EC-AFM). Other chapters analyse local electrochemical techniques such as scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), scanning vibrating electrode techniques (SVET), scanning droplet and scanning kelvin probe microscopy (SKFM), as well as microraman spectroscopy and photoelectrochemical imaging. The book reviews the application of these techniques in practice to various metals and types of coating as well as different kinds of corrosion.

With its distinguished editors and team of contributors, this is a valuable reference for all those concerned with corrosion research.

All those concerned with corrosion research

Hardbound, 208 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-236-0


  • Local electrochemical methods in corrosion research; Observation of self-healing functions on the cut edge of galvanised steel using SVET and pH microscopy; Application of Scanning Vibrating Electrode (SVET) and Scanning Droplet Cell (SDC) techniques to the study of weld corrosion; The use of SVET to probe mechanistic changes in corrosion resistance of zinc aluminium galvanising; Local analysis by SVET of the involvement of biological systems in aerobic biocorrosion; Studying the delamination of organic coatings by local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; Initial stages of localised corrosion by pitting of passivated nickel surfaces studied by Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); In situ Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) study of pitting corrosion and corrosion under strain in a 304L stainless steel; Etching processes of ZnO (0001) surface in solution studied by in situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy; Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM) applied to different conversion coated aluminium surfaces; Using Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM) and Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP) to investigate the influence of microstructure on the corrosion behaviour of magnesium alloys; The use of Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM) and micro capillary cell techniques to investigate local corrosion behaviour of 7xxx aluminium alloys; Atmospheric corrosion of low alloy steels in a high humidity seashore environment; The influence of surface microcracks on the pitting susceptibility of MnS-containing stainless steels; Effect of applied stress on localised corrosion measurement of aluminium alloy friction stir welding; In situ detection of galvanic coupling during pitting using the Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique (SVET) and the Microcapillary Electrochemical Cell (MEC) method; Analysing thermal oxidation using Micro Photo Electrochemistry (MPEC).


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