Macro’s Rigoberto Advincula to present corrosion webinar Nov. 5
Nearly one fourth of the total corrosion costs which are estimated at $551 billion annually or 6.3 percent of GDP are preventable according to research at Case Western Reserve University by Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromoluecular science and engineering, who is presenting a webinar on the subject Nov. 5.
The scope of the corrosion problem in industrialized countries is enormous making it crucial to mitigate its effect or inspect structures prior to failure. Any metallic specie other than the noble metals are prone to specific oxidation conditions, foremost are carbon steel structures and pipes.
Park Systems is hosting the online webinar discussing the classifications of various types of corrosion and new methods using atomic force microscopy (AFM), electrochemistry and state-of-the art coating materials to prevent and understand the corrosion mechanism. The free webinar titled Corrosion: Basics and State-of-the-Art is on Nov. 5, 2015, and registration is online.
“It is important to understand the various mechanisms and solutions to mitigate corrosion early in the design of materials,” states Advincula who will present the webinar. “AFM is an important tool both for materials design and forensic analysis of corrosion problems.”
Atomic force microscopy is used for investigating morphology, stress, presence of MIC or specific types of corrosions on metal surfaces all the way to nm and micron level. Complementary to SEM and optical microscopy methods, AFM can utilize various modes (including contact, magnetic, electrostatic, current sensing) to determine corrosion effects.
Park Systems is presenting this webinar as part of Park Nano Academy, which offers valuable education and shared knowledge across many Nano Science Disciplines and Industries as a way to further enable NanoScale advancements.