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Novel scanning electrochemical technologies for mapping defects in organic coatings

The project aims to develop an understanding of the physical and chemical features of coatings which are responsible for the causes of heterogeneities.

The causes of heterogeneities in anticorrosive organic coatings, which can compromise their protective ability, are not clearly understood. This project aims to develop an understanding of the physical and chemical features of coatings which are responsible for these features. A combination of state of the art localised electrochemical techniques that have the ability to map corrosion activity across a surface of both coated and uncoated metal specimens, would be used alongside vibrational spectroscopy to characterise polymer coatings to provide data which can identify the causes of their inhomogeneous nature.

For more information please contact Dr Oliver Lewis 

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