Preventing corrosion

Support from: Naval Research Laboratories

Current Students: Mitchell C. Groenenboom, Yasemin Basdogan

Overview: The U.S. Navy spends billions of dollars a year to prevent or minimize corrosion of its transport vehicles and equipment. A preventive approach is to apply a coating to the degradable metal surface such that the metal is shielded from redox chemistry that would result in corrosion (specifically, the oxygen reduction reaction, ORR). …