COIN DESC and COR_ID project teams organized the CorrTalk workshop, dedicated to integrative approaches to corrosion research. The workshop took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 11 to 13 June 2018. More info about the workshop is available at the workshop web-page: corrtalk2018.ijs.si
On May 22, 2018 Urša Tiringer has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled Hybrid sol-gel coatings with barrier and self-healing properties for corrosion protection of aluminium alloys at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Urša Tiringer completed her thesis under supervision of prof. Ingrid Milošev.
Kick-off meeting for the project MAMI financed within the call H2020 MSCA – ITN – 2017 (Marie Skłodowska Curie Action – Innovative Training Network) took place on May 17-18, 2018 in Strasbourg, France. MAMI is the acronym for »Magnetics and Microhydrodynamics« (No. 766007). Duration of the project is from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2022. Consortium comprises 9 beneficiaries and 4 partner organizations from 7 countries, 4 universities, 5 research centres and 4 industrial organizations. 15 early stages researchers (ESRs) will be trained within the project. Project coordinator is prof. dr. Bernard Doudin from the University of Strasbourg. MAMI on social networks:
M-ERA.NET published a Success story on the project COR-ID, acronym for Design of corrosion resistant coatings targeted for versatile applications. Project is coordinated by dr. Ingrid Milošev of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry and comprises partners from Slovenia (Talum d.d. Kidričevo), France (ENSCP, CNRS) and Hungary (Eötvös Loránd University). The objective of the project is to design multifunctional coatings which would simultaneously act as high-quality corrosion inhibitors and offer additional properties like hydrophobicity. These coatings will be used also for less corrosion resistant Al alloys or secondary Al alloys by industrial partner Talum. A “virtual laboratory” is being established to enable the construction of parameters used in larger-scale simulations, such as, semi-empirical based molecular-dynamics. Pilot device for large-scale testing is under construction. The project goals are being realized through the ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering) paradigm consisting of integration of three fundamental disciplines: multi-scale modeling, multi-scale chemical synthesis, and high-throughput electrochemical and corrosion experimental testing and verification.
Journal of The Electrochemical Society published the review on conversion coatings based on zirconium and/or titanium written by I. Milošev and G.S. Frankel (Fontana Corrosion Center, The Ohio State University, USA). Conversion coatings based on Zr or Ti seem to a good choice as an alternative technology to legacy chromate and phosphate conversion coatings associated with the health and environmental issues. This literature review summarizes the scientific results in this rapidly growing area of research. Following the description of composition of conversion bath and deposition mechanism, the effects of process parameters for conversion baths are presented together with coating characteristics such as composition, morphology and thickness. The effects of the type of substrate and substrate pre-treatment are explored for the most-studied substrates. The corrosion performance of the conversion coatings is discussed, as well as adhesion of organic coatings. Advantages and potential drawbacks are also presented. This review paper was one of five most-downloaded articles in the topical area Corrosion Science and Technology.
A two day annual meeting of the M-era.Net project "COIN DESC: Corrosion inhibition and dealloying descriptors" took place on 16–17 November, 2017, at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. The principle objective of the project is to design corrosion resistant copper-based alloy systems by using corrosion inhibitors and to deepen the mechanistic understanding of corrosion inhibition. The purpose of the meeting was twofold: (i) to present, review, and discuss the results obtained during the first project year, and (ii) to plan the project activities for the following year.