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3rd Edition

Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice

Edited By

Philippe Marcus

ISBN 9781420094626
Published August 18, 2011 by CRC Press
942 Pages 570 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Updated to include recent results from intensive worldwide research efforts in materials science, surface science, and corrosion science, Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice, Third Edition explores the latest advances in corrosion and protection mechanisms. It presents a detailed account of the chemical and electrochemical surface reactions that govern corrosion as well as the link between microscopic forces and macroscopic behavior.

Revised and expanded, this edition includes four new chapters on corrosion fundamentals, the passivity of metals, high temperature corrosion, and the corrosion of aluminum alloys. The first half of the book covers basic aspects of corrosion, such as entry of hydrogen into metals, anodic dissolution, localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion fatigue. Connecting the theoretical aspects of corrosion mechanisms to practical applications in industry, the second half of the text discusses corrosion inhibition, atmospheric corrosion, microbially induced corrosion, corrosion in nuclear systems, corrosion of microelectronic and magnetic data-storage devices, and organic coatings.

With contributions from leading academic and industrial researchers, this bestselling book continues to provide a thorough understanding of corrosion mechanisms—helping you solve existing corrosion challenges and prevent future problems.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Corrosion (Surface Science and Electrochemical Basis), Hans-Henning Strehblow and Philippe Marcus

Surface Effects on Hydrogen Entry into Metals, Elle Protopopoff and Philippe Marcus

Anodic Dissolution, Michel Keddam

Thin Oxide Film Formation on Metals, Francis P. Fehlner and Michael J. Graham

Passivity of Metals, Hans-Henning Strehblow, Vincent Maurice, and Philippe Marcus

Passivity of Austenitic Stainless Steels, Clive R. Clayton and lngemar Olefjord

Mechanisms of Pitting Corrosion, Hans-Henning Strehblow and Philippe Marcus

Sulfur-Assisted Corrosion Mechanisms and the Role of Alloyed Elements, Philippe Marcus

Further Insights on the Pitting Corrosion of Stainless Steels, Bernard Baroux

Crevice Corrosion of Metallic Materials, Pierre Combrade

Stress-Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms, Roger C. Newman

Corrosion Fatigue Mechanisms in Metallic Materials, Thierry Magnin

High Temperature Corrosion, Michael Schütze

Corrosion Prevention by Adsorbed Organic Monolayers and Ultrathin Plasma Polymer Films, Michael Rohwerder, Martin Stratmann, and Guido Grundmeier

Atmospheric Corrosion, Christofer Leygraf

Corrosion of Aluminum Alloys, Nick Birbilis, T.H. Muster, and R.G. Buchheit

Microbially Influenced Corrosion, Dominique Thierry and Wolfgang Sand

Corrosion in Nuclear Systems: Environmentally Assisted Cracking in Light Water Reactors, F.P. Ford and P.L. Andresen

Corrosion of Microelectronic and Magnetic Data-Storage Devices, Gerald S. Frankel and Jeffrey W. Braithwaite

Organic Coatings, J.H.W. de Wit, D.H. der Weijde, and G. Ferrari


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Philippe Marcus is director of research at CNRS and director of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces at Chimie ParisTech. Dr. Marcus has authored or coauthored over 300 papers and has received numerous awards, including the Uhlig Award from the Electrochemical Society, the Whitney Award from NACE International, the Cavallaro Medal from the European Federation of Corrosion, and the U.R. Evans Award from the Institute of Corrosion. His research interests encompass surface chemistry, surface electrochemistry, and corrosion science, with an emphasis on understanding the structure and properties of metal and alloy surfaces.


Praise for Previous Editions:
One of the best new corrosion books I have seen.
Corrosion Science

…an indispensable resource.
Bulletin of Electrochemistry

… reflects the latest advances in the field … a well-organized and well-written book. … A useful contribution to the current literature on corrosion science, engineering, and technology.
Corrosion Reviews