Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Corrosion: a challenge for materials science

Authors
Crespy, Daniel; Landfester, Katharina
Departments
Physikalische Chemie der Polymere
Summary
The economic losses due to corrosion in industrialized countries can represent up to 6% of gross national product. This explains the emphasis placed on the research dealing with corrosion protection. As part of a collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf, we have produced new coatings for an adequate corrosion protection. We studied corrosion attacks and clarified the fundamental aspects of self-healing and anti-corrosion mechanisms.

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