Providing a carefully developed and comprehensive overview of the corrosion chemistry of metallic materials, this book covers the principal methods of corrosion prevention. It includes a systematic study of the physical chemistry of the surface supported by state-of-the-art analysis methods. The author builds a scientific foundation by developing thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode-electrolyte interaction and other surface processes. This allows him to analyze and derive the models that are used in the study of corrosion for metals and their alloys, including electrochemical attack, high-temperature oxidation, passivity, atmospheric corrosion, as well as the roles of wear and strain.
"It is thorough and well written, and recommended as a course resource for advanced chemistry or engineering students and as a reference for practicing engineers and scientists. Summing Up: Recommended."
—R. Darby, emeritus, Texas A&M University, in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, October 2007, Vol. 45, No. 2
Thermodynamics of corrosion reaction - Surfaces and interfaces - Rates of corrosion reactions; experimental study of electrode reactions - Metal passivity - Corrosion mechanisms - Atmospheric corrosion and oxidation - High-temperature corrosion - Chemical and mechanical aspects of wear - Stress corrosion - Protection against corrosion.