The use of conducting polymers for the anticorrosion protection of metals has attracted great interest during the last 30 years. The design and development of conducting polymers-based coating systems with commercial viability is expected to be advanced by applying nanotechnology and has received substantial attention recently. This book begins with corrosion fundamentals and ends with an emphasis on developments made in conducting polymer science and technology using nanotechnology. Additionally, it gives a detailed account of experimental methods of corrosion testing.
"This is a concise, very well written and clear text which explores the benefits of using intrinsically conducting polymers for corrosion protection and strategies that can be followed. …The authors have successfully managed to discuss all this in less than 200 pages, in an accessible and highly useful text for corrosion engineers and scientists…"
—Christopher Brett, University of Coimbra, Portugal
"…combine[s] both theory and practice in a way that is up-to-date, precise and understandable. …"
—Reza Javaherdashti, PhD, Researcher/Consultant
"…this book fulfills its goal to provide newbies and experts a well-structured summary on principles which need to be considered when dealing with intrinsically conducting polymers for corrosion protection in laboratory and production."
—Corrosion and Materials, June 2016
"This book is well organized with reasonable coverage of the existing literature. It also contains an index and a list of abbreviations used in the book. There are an adequate number of tables and figures. This is a specialized book that would be useful for researchers in the field of CPs who have knowledge of corrosion."
—MRS Bulletin, November 2016
An Overview of Recent Developments in Coating Anticorrosion Technology Based on Conducting Polymers
Corrosion of Metals and Its Prevention
Corrosion Protection by CPs
Principles of Electrochemical Corrosion
Electrode Reactions and Equilibrium Potential
Metal Dissolution, Charge Transfer, and Mass Transport
Electric Double Layer
Electrode Kinetics, Polarization, and Mixed Potential Theory
Exchange Current Denssity and Its Significance
Causes of Polarization
Corrosion Prevention Mechanisms
Active Electronic Barrier at the Metallic Surface
Controlled Inhibitor Release
Dislocation of Oxygen Reduction
Iron Diffusion Inhibition
Polyaniline as a Bipolar Film
Preparation of Protective Coatings Based on Conducting Polymers
Basics of CP Synthesis and Polymerization Mechanism
CP-Based Protective Coatings
Characterization of Anticorrosion Properties
Basics of Corrosion Rate Measurements
Weight Loss Measurements
Direct Current (DC) Electrochemical Methods
Open Circuit Potential ( Half Cell Potential Measurments, E oc )
Linear Polarization Resistance
Alternating Current (AC) Electrochemical Method: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
Experiment and Data Analysis
Strategies for Improving the Protective Efficiency of Coatings Based on Conducting Polymers
Problems Encountered When Using Conducting Polymers in Anticorrosion Technology
CP Coatings with Improved Protective Properties
Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic CP Coatings