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Active Protective Coatings

New-Generation Coatings for Metals

  • Anthony E. Hughes
  • Johannes M.C. Mol
  • Mikhail L. Zheludkevich
  • Rudolph G. Buchheit

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. E. Hughes, J. M. C. Mol, M. L. Zheludkevich, R. G. Buchheit
    Pages 1-13
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. G. S. Frankel
      Pages 17-32
    3. F. Andreatta, L. Fedrizzi
      Pages 59-84
    4. Dominic Richard Harris, Philip Casey
      Pages 85-104
  4. Advances in Active Protective Coatings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. M. L. Zheludkevich, A. E. Hughes
      Pages 157-199
  5. Characterisation Techniques—Measuring Self Healing or Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Y. Gonzalez-Garcia, S. J. Garcia, J. M. C. Mol
      Pages 203-240
    3. Anthony E. Hughes, Sam Yang, Berkem Oezkaya, Ozlem Ozcan, Guido Grundmeier
      Pages 241-298
    4. Niteen Jadhav, Joseph Byrom, Abhijit Suryawanshi, Victoria Gelling
      Pages 299-312
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Peter Visser, Herman Terryn, Johannes M. C. Mol
      Pages 315-372
    3. Mark Nichols, Janice Tardiff
      Pages 373-384
    4. Russell J. Varley, K. H. Leong
      Pages 385-428

About this book


This book covers a broad range of materials science that has been brought to bear on providing solutions to the challenges of developing self-healing and protective coatings for a range of metals. The book has a strong emphasis on characterisation techniques, particularly new techniques that are beginning to be used in the coatings area. It features many contributions written by experts from various industrial sectors which examine the needs of the sectors and the state of the art.

The development of self-healing and protective coatings has been an expanding field in recent years and applies a lot of new knowledge gained from other fields as well as other areas of materials science to the development of coatings. It has borrowed from fields such as the food and pharmaceutical industries who have used, polymer techniques, sol-gel science and colloidosome technology for a range encapsulation techniques. It has also borrowed from fields like hydrogen storage such as from the development of hierarchical and other materials based on organic templating as “nanocontainers” for the delivery of inhibitors. In materials science, recent developments in high throughput and other characterisation techniques, such as those available from synchrotrons, are being increasing used for novel characterisation – one only needs to look at the application of these techniques in self healing polymers to gauge wealth of new information that has been gained from these techniques.

This work is largely driven by the need to replace environmental pollutants and hazardous chemicals that represent risk to humans such as chromate inhibitors which are still used in some applications.


Characterization of protective coatings Green corrosion inhibitors Environmentally friendly coatings Measuring self-healing Passivation of metals Replacing chromate inhibitors Self-healing organic coatings Self-repairing smart coatings Self-healing materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony E. Hughes
    • 1
  • Johannes M.C. Mol
    • 2
  • Mikhail L. Zheludkevich
    • 3
  • Rudolph G. Buchheit
    • 4
  1. 1.CSIROClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Dept Materials Science and EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Dept. of Ceramics and Glass EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  4. 4.Fontana Corrosion CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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