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Correcting concrete corrosion
Correcting concrete corrosion
Corrosion of the reinforcing steel in concrete is a worldwide problem that causes a range of economic, aesthetic, and utilization issues. However, if corrosion effects are considered in the design phase and the right decisions are made prior to constru...
Carbon nanotubes improve metal's longevity under radiation
Carbon nanotubes improve metal's longevity under radiation
One of the main reasons for limiting the operating lifetimes of nuclear reactors is that metals exposed to the strong radiation environment near the reactor core become porous and brittle, which can lead to cracking and failure. Now, a team of research...
Making sense of metallic glass
Making sense of metallic glass
If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. They have been made by rapidly cooling alloys of various metals including, zirconium,...
Can Battleship Texas win its war with time, corrosion?
Can Battleship Texas win its war with time, corrosion?
For decades, the USS Texas was one of the most feared battleships in the U.S. Navy. Armed with anti-aircraft guns during World War I, its crew kept German fleets from severing Allies' supply lines.
Detecting corrosion through data
Detecting corrosion through data
Corrosion is a fact of life in offshore environments, and offshore production costs are significantly impacted by it. It is often a known unknown, and this makes business and investment decisions that need to consider its impact harder and riskier.
Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics provide corrosion protection for storage tanks
Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics provide corrosion protection for storage tanks
A variety of industrial facilities with structures constructed of carbon steel are at risk of corrosion. An inorganic spray-on protective coating technology provides corrosion protection to metal through a chemically bonded phosphate ceramic.