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Special Issue "Corrosion and Protection of Metals and Alloys: Recent Advances and Future Prospects"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 401

Special Issue Editors

Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo, 24044 Dalmine, BG, Italy
Interests: electrochemical and corrosion; environmentally assisted cracking; hydrogen diffusion and embrittlement; corrosion of additive manufactured alloys; biomaterials
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Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo, 24044 Dalmine, BG, Italy
Interests: corrosion behavior; hydrogen embrittlement; additive manufacturing; titanium alloys; heat treatments; mechanical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Several studies published during the last decades have emphasized that the corrosion of materials costs society 3-5% of GDP yearly. This is mainly due to the necessity to rebuild or restore preexisting damaged structures, resulting in a significant economic and environmental impact. Furthermore, most of these expenses are avoidable via proper material selection. Therefore, the topic of corrosion protection and prevention strategies is a hot topic nowadays. As a consequence of this, several approaches are being thoroughly investigated, ranging from protective coatings to inherently corrosion-resistant alloys. However, the corrosion behavior of metals is greatly dependent on the environmental conditions of application, but also composition, microstructure and surface finishing. Additionally, the rise of new technologies and materials (e.g., additive manufacturing, new joining techniques, high entropy alloys) results in innovative materials and microstructures, characterized by unique combinations of properties and corrosion behaviors.

This Special Issue aims at collecting works dealing with the corrosion behavior of metals and alloys. Additionally, authors focusing on corrosion protection mechanisms, surface treatments and innovative characterization techniques are very welcome to submit their works. Full papers, communications and reviews dealing with traditional and/or innovative materials will be accepted.

Prof. Dr. Marina Cabrini
Dr. Alessandro Carrozza
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metals
  • alloys
  • corrosion
  • electrochemical techniques
  • coatings
  • stress corrosion cracking
  • corrosion protection
  • environmental assisted cracking
  • hydrogen diffusion
  • hydrogen embrittlement

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