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Experimental methods in corrosion research

  • Xuan Xie
  • Rudolf Holze
Lecture Text


Experimental procedures for investigation of both thermodynamic and kinetic as well as mechanistic aspects of corrosion of metals are described and illustrated with practical examples. Particular attention is paid to electrochemical procedures also suitable for determining relative stability of materials, annual loss of material, efficiency of corrosion inhibitors and influence of numerous environmental effects preferably in situ, in vitro and even in vivo.


Corrosion Corrosion current Corrosion potential Corrosion inhibition Linear polarization resistance Impedance Tafel-evaluation 



Preparation of this report has been supported in various ways by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Basic Research Program of China, and Natural Science Foundation of China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (MoE), School of Materials Science and EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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