Corrosion and Interface Chemistry
This group specializes in the surface microstructure of light metal alloys, specifically aluminum and magnesium, with focus on corrosion, electrochemistry and (electro)chemical surface processing. The microstructure and modification of the industrially-processed surface is of prime interest in terms of determining and optimization of the crucial properties of the material in practical application, such as corrosion, appearance, adhesion of coatings and tribological properties.
Some of the current research activities in the corrosion group include:
- Nanocrystalline deformed layers
- Surface activation by low melting point trace elements
- Grain boundary nanostructure and intercrystalline corrosion
- Zinc diffusion coatings
- Alternating-current corrosion of aluminum