Special Issue "Biodegradation and Bioprotection of Metals and Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 832
Interests: corrosion; materials science; surface functionalization; electrochemistry; nanoscience
Corrosion has a destructive impact on the economy, it is reported that each year millions of dollars (CAD) are lost due to the failure of metals and alloys in many sectors. In addition, corrosion has serious negative effects on our safety, health, and environment.
Efforts are still underway to minimize the corrosion of metals and alloys. However, understanding degradation mechanisms is the first step toward developing suitable corrosion mitigation strategies. The rate at which metallic materials corrode is not only confined by their inherent properties, but also by external agents such as temperature, the concentration of detrimental ions, extrinsic forces, and the presence of microorganisms.
Previous reports highlight that microorganisms are detrimental to most engineering materials. Thus, understanding the materials’ interactions with microorganisms under various conditions is crucial for engineering high-performance materials toward biodegradation. On the other hand, recent research found that biological films have the potential to act as functional surface layers.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather the latest knowledge about the effects of microorganisms on metal corrosion, and vice versa. We welcome contributions in the fields of both fundamental and applied research.
The scope for this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to:
- Mechanistic studies of materials’ biodegradation
- Development of biomaterials and antibacterial coatings
- Novel methods for the characterization of biocorrosion
- Corrosion protection through biofilms
- Microbiologically influenced corrosion
Dr. Emmanuel Mena-Morcillo
Dr. Abdelilah Asserghine
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- biomedical alloys