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  • Surprising discovery could change the way industry uses nickel

    Nickel is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It is hard, yet malleable, magnetic at room temperature, and a relatively good conductor of electricity and heat. Most notably, nickel is highly corrosion resistant, which provides for a variety of uses by industry. However, a surprising discover more

  • In-depth insights into glass corrosion

    Silicate glass has many applications, including the use as a nuclear waste form to immobilize radioactive elements from spent fuel. However, it has one disadvantage - it corrodes when it comes into contact with aqueous solutions. Scientists at the University of Bonn were able to observe in detail wh more

  • Rust never sleeps

    Like iron flowing through the blood stream, iron minerals course through the ground. These minerals are used to make steel and other metal alloys used in everything from cell phone components and cars to buildings, industrial equipment and infrastructure. Unfortunately, when exposed to oxygen and mo more

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How seawater strengthens Roman concrete

The ancient Romans had a recipe for concrete that won't corrode in seawater. Scientists are trying to figure it out. more

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  • Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik

    Kristina Tschulik received her doctorate from TU Dresden in 2012 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden and at the University of Oxford. Afterwards she established the working group for “Electrochemistry and Nanoscale Materials” at more

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Corrosion

Corrosion Corrosion is breaking down of essential properties in a material due to reactions with its surroundings. In the most common use of the word, this means a loss of an electron of metal s reacting with water and oxygen . Weakening of ... more

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